Does getting a dental implant hurt?

The placement of dental implants is typically done under local anesthesia, so the patient should not feel pain during the procedure. The procedure may cause mild discomfort or pressure, but this should be manageable and is not the same as pain. For individuals concerned about pain, the dentist may also offer sedation or analgesia to reduce discomfort or anxiety during the procedure.

The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity and number of implants being placed. In most cases, the procedure for a single implant takes about 30-40 minutes. If additional procedures like bone grafts or additional preparations are needed, the procedure may take longer.

As for fear, many people experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, especially for surgical procedures like implant placement. It is important to discuss your fears and anxiety with your dentist. The dentist can offer various options for anxiety management, including oral sedation or intravenous sedation. Additionally, a good rapport between the patient and the dentist can help reduce fear and increase comfort during the procedure.

It is important to note that dental implant placement is considered a safe and effective procedure for replacing lost or damaged teeth. The dentist will provide you with all the necessary information about the procedure and help you feel as comfortable as possible during the process.