Kinsey Smiles
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.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (678) 714-0525
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
We are excited to announce that our office will be re-opening on Monday May 4th at 8:00 a.m.  If you have an upcoming dental appointment and have any questions or concerns, please call or text the office 678-714-0525.  As a precaution to ensure the safety of our staff and patients, we ask that you do not bring any additional guest to your appointment. If you are showing ANY symptoms related to COVID-19, please let us know asap so we can help get your appointment rescheduled.

If you are experiencing a true dental emergency before we open on May 4th, please call our office at (678) 714-0525. If you are unsure whether or not you are having an emergency, please read the ADA patient emergency flier.

Dr Brian Kinsey & Staff