For our Long Island area patients who find themselves with a missing tooth, dental implant surgery is often a procedure we recommend at Island Dental Associates. Dental implant surgery serves as a solution to not only replace the tooth which has gone missing, but to save adjacent teeth from damage as well, but the world “surgery” tends to make patients somewhat uncomfortable. While the procedure is technically considered a surgery, it’s not one you’ll need to be put to sleep for, and your pain will remain minimal.
With dental implant surgery, you’ll be sufficiently numbed up by your dentist, and this will allow you to sit comfortably during the entire course of the procedure. Some patients, however, report pain being felt once the procedure is through, and for these cases there are some solutions that can help to make you more comfortable. While many patients do not report any pain once the numbness wears off, the toll that a dental implant surgery takes on your mouth can cause some discomfort, and the ways to alleviate this are: