Dental implants are like typical surgeries, you will still go through recovery time. A dental implant is not like having a denture or bridge that you can do in 1-2 visits.
It will take a few more visits before it will be completed. The tooth implant recovery time is not easy as it depends on how your body reacts to the procedure or treatment.
Some patients are also advised to have bone grafting, this procedure is done for patients who have severe jaw bone damage due to infection and gum diseases.
Bone grafting is only needed if your jaw does not have sufficient bone to support implants. If you had bone grafting, it may take 4-12 months before you will have dental implant procedure as this will allow your bone to heal properly and you can proceed with the tooth implant.
So how painful is getting a dental implant? It is normal to have pain after the procedure. This is because of the trauma that you experience during the treatment.
The tooth implant pain usually lasts for 7-10 days after the treatment. It is important that you follow your dentist’s advice especially the medications that you need to consume.
If after the tooth implant and you still experience severe pain after two weeks then you need to inform your dentist immediately.
There are many reasons why you have a prolonged healing process. You might have an infection, loose implant or failed implant.
It is important that you ask a few questions to your dentist during the initial consultation so that you will be aware of the pros and cons of having an implant.