Q. Does dental implant surgery hurt?

Answered by
Dr. Divya Banu M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 19, 2018

Hi doctor,

My sister got one of her teeth decayed. Most of it falls off on its own. When we visited the doctor, he asked us to get an implant. She is terrified of hospitals and has an anxiety problem. What I want to ask is that whether doing implant procedure hurts?



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I have gone through your query. What is the age of your sister? From your statement, I assume that most of the tooth structure of the same affected teeth fell on its own and the other teeth are good. To guide you better, I would like to see the image of the teeth. If the adjacent teeth are healthy, you can also go for a bridge, which is also a fixed prosthesis, but there should be teeth on both sides of the missing teeth, and the adjacent teeth will also be prepared and capped.

As far as the implant is considered, there is nothing to worry. The procedure will be carried out under local anesthesia, so there will not be any pain in 99.99 % cases, though she might feel pressure and any pain or discomfort during or after the procedure which will be managed with medications for comforting the patient. It will take time for the implant to get attached to the bone and the following procedures to complete. But it has a reasonable success rate and your adjacent teeth will not be affected. Make sure that the doctor knows her medical history if she has any.

Regarding anxiety, you can guide her positively at home. The doctor will also give early morning appointment if possible and manage her anxiety and if required (for severe anxiety), medicines will be given. Tell her that everything will be done with her consent and only if she is comfortable. We are there to help you. If anywhere she feels discomfort, she can tell the dentist, and he will stop the procedure or manage it. She can communicate about her anxiety and fears to the doctor anytime. If she wants, she can visit the dentist first for just communication. Accordingly, the treatment schedule can be planned. There is nothing to get scared. I would like to see the image to guide you further.

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