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Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

Are dental implants painful?

If you have been researching dental implants, you probably know the many health and cosmetic benefits they offer to patients who have suffered from tooth loss. If you have read about dental implant surgery, you might be thinking that it sounds painful.

Generally speaking, however, dental implants are well tolerated by patients and usual only require over-the-counter medications like Advil and Tylenol to control post-surgery discomfort.

Teeth have many nerve endings and can be sensitive, but the bone around dental implants does not contain the same number of nerve endings. Therefore, anything more than mild discomfort is rare with dental implant placement. 

Some patients might experience slight swelling or bruising, but it generally resolves quickly and you will be well on the path to recovery in no time. We will discuss what you can expect during dental implant placement and restoration when you arrange a dental consultation with Dr. Kinsey to discuss your options. He will be able to address any questions or concerns you may have so you feel confident in your choice.

Most patients who opt for dental implants to replace their missing teeth are extremely pleased with the results and often tell us they wish they had done it sooner.

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