Patient Comments: Dental Implant - Pain

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Did you feel a lot of pain when you got a dental implant? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: john, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I had pain several times during my dental implant as my lower jaw is always difficult to numb, and additional anesthetic was used where needed. After the bone drilling the implant was placed which was just pressure. Then stitching the gum was quite painful as it was no longer numb and the surgeon told me it would be that way. After completion it was mildly sore but ibuprofen had it under control until bedtime. Next morning it was ok unless touched.

Comment from: D, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 05

Not so much pain, but on a full upper 6 dental implants, one didn't take. It then had to be removed and replaced. The entire process took over 1 1/2 years. Wearing plastic teeth that broke every month! Today I have a set of teeth, but, loss of taste, and every 6 months I need to return for implant to be removed and cleaned; approximately USD 160.00.

Comment from: Gromlis, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I felt no pain during the dental implant procedure. Afterwards I took Motrin for the pain. It was sore and achy afterwards. I took Motrin for 2 days and then no longer needed it.

Comment from: Felix, Male (Patient) Published: July 14

I've had a single dental implant put in by the Army in 1986 and never had pain and isn't painful now but after other dental work, x-rays show large amount of bone disease and the implant must be removed and if possible refreshed. The implant tooth isn't the 2 front teeth, but to the left of the front teeth is the implant and then the canine tooth. It really looks un-reversible and a disaster waiting to happen.

Comment from: Nancy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

At one time every tooth in my mouth was a crown. I had some of my crowns and bridges for 30 years. The day came when they started breaking off one by one until I had no other option but to have all of my teeth pulled. I had dentures for about 1 and 1/2 years and hated them. I could not eat with them and they never fit right even after several visits to the dentist. The only other option I had was dental implants. I had the All-On-Four procedure done for both uppers and lowers. I have a total of 8 implants which support the upper and lower teeth. They feel almost like my own teeth. I could not be happier. I invested in a good electric tooth brush and a Waterpik. I use the Waterpik often throughout the day. I do not want to lose these babies. I was awake through the entire procedure although they were ready to put me under. I handled it like a champ. I was in the chair for about 4 hours. A lot of grinding and some pressure. I wanted to be awake to know everything the oral surgeon was doing. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love my new smile. One last note is the cost. The entire procedure cost about $30,000 dollars but like I said it was well worth it to me.

Comment from: Michelle, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

Dental implants can be painful! But by following the doctor's aftercare instructions that pain can be minimized.

Comment from: rickywyatt, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I had one dental implant, almost no pain, only pain was the $5000 price tag. But worth it, now my wife is having the full mouth implants, real pain is the price tag, $40.000.

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