Do Dental Implants Hurt the Surrounding Gums?

Dental implants can be a welcomed alternative to bridgework or dentures that offers a permanent solution for missing teeth or severely damaged tooth structure.

Although, because dental implants replace severely damaged or decayed tooth roots, preparatory procedures are often performed to prepare the site for implants. Furthermore, your tooth roots are replaced with metal, screw-like posts.

Therefore, some amount of soreness after any of these procedures is to be expected. Once you and your mouth have adapted to this Prosthodontic restoration, however, there should be no discomfort associated with your implants.

Why Are My Gums Hurting After Getting Dental Implants?

Although you will typically feel soreness after the anesthesia wears off for a day or so, you should notice that the soreness is dissipating each day. Your level of pain will depend on the complexity of necessary procedures. In the case of bone grafting for instance, you will most likely experience more pain.


What Can Cause Persistent Pain After Getting Implants?

For persistent gum soreness lasting more than 7-10 days following an implant procedure, don't delay in contacting our office. Your level of pain may ebb at 2-3 days, increase at 4 to 5 days, then ebb again. This is rare, but if it happens briefly, there is no need for concern. Always be aware of any swelling at the site or in the area of the face where the procedure was performed. Causes for persistent pain following a dental implant procedure can result in more serious problems further down the road and may include a loose implant or healing cap, as well as infection in your gum tissue.

Dental implants are a valuable dental restoration that offers you the chance to eat your favorite foods, as well as speak and smile with confidence. If you're concerned about the amount or persistence of soreness or pain after getting dental implants, don't hesitate to schedule a follow-up visit with our office.

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