Missing teeth not only reduce the comfort of life, but also make people very uncomfortable in terms of aesthetics. Implant application is performed to eliminate this discomfort and increase the comfort of life. The issue that people are most curious about in the applied procedure is whether there will be pain after the implant.
WHAT IS IMPLANT?
Implants (dental implants ) can be defined as artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone. By placing the extracted teeth in their places, they allow comfortable, useful and more aesthetic prostheses suitable for that patient to be made. Sometimes they are placed in place of a single lost tooth and allow the construction of fixed teeth without support from neighboring teeth. Sometimes, they allow fixed teeth to be placed in the edentulous jaw by placing four (all on four) or six (all on six) teeth, depending on the situation, in a lower or upper jaw that has lost all of its teeth. They provide retention and comfort to a removable prosthesis.
IMPLANT TREATMENT AND PAIN
Pain During Implant Application
The procedure is mostly performed with local anesthesia. Although rare, sedation anesthesia may be preferred depending on the patient's condition. Although there is a possibility of pain after implant treatment, it is not possible to feel any pain or pain during implant application. However, after the anesthesia wears off, a slight pain may occur.
Post Implant Pain
Pain after implant treatment is considered quite normal. While some patients do not feel any pain, some patients may feel pain. The occurrence and severity of pain varies from person to person and according to the procedure applied. At the same time, deformations in adjacent teeth can affect post-implant pain formation.
The pain that occurs after the implant procedure is not only caused by the applied procedure. At the same time, attention should be paid to dental and oral health, bacteria formation should be prevented.
Pain is considered quite normal in patients undergoing implant treatment. But very severe pain is unlikely. The medications that your dentist will give you after the procedure will help you to overcome the pain that may occur in the lightest way. At the same time, the occurrence of pain can be prevented.
How Many Days Does the Pain Last After Implant
The pain that occurs after the implant procedure differs from person to person, as well as its duration. Therefore, it is not possible to give an exact time. However, post-implantation pain usually subsides within 1 to 3 days. With the right treatment, it is possible to shorten this period.
Post-Implant Pain Relief Use
It is possible to use painkillers after the treatment. The pain reliever you should use is determined by your dentist. Anti-inflammatory drugs may also be given. Avoiding inflammation and paying attention to the necessary issues after the procedure can prevent pain.
HEALING PROCESS AFTER IMPLANT
The most important factor in the healing process is the speed of recovery in the patient's tissues. The healing process also varies, as does post-implant pain formation. Not every patient recovers in the same way and in the same time period.
The absence of any pain or the complete disappearance of the pain does not mean recovery. For this reason, attention should be paid to the points recommended by the dentist for the healing of tissues.
Things to consider in the recovery process after the implant procedure;
- No food or drink should be consumed for several hours after the implant application. At the same time, hot or cold drinks should be avoided for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Swelling after the procedure is normal. Therefore, cold compress application is recommended. However, the application should not be excessive.
- Hard foods should not be bitten or chewed until the healing of the gums is complete.
- The occurrence of pain after the implant procedure may cause neglect of oral and dental cleaning. But oral hygiene is one of the most important aspects of the healing process. For this reason, it is necessary to continue brushing and flossing the teeth.