What Do I Do If My Implants Feel Painful? 

February 23, 2022
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While it is normal to experience some pain after implant surgery, the pain should gradual start to subside. It can be a warning sign of a serious oral health problem if it continues. But don’t worry! We can help you with your dental implants in Land O’ Lakes! 

Wondering why your implants can be painful? Here are the things you need to know about implant pain and what you can do to alleviate it. 

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What Causes Implant Pain? 

Implant pain commonly happens after the anesthesia used in the surgery fades off. Your dentist might prescribe painkillers right after the surgery to ensure your comfort as your implant site recovers.  

When extended implant pain occurs, it could be because of the following reasons

  • The incision line on your implant site reopens 
  • Failed osseointegration 
  • Bacterial infection 

Is Implant Pain an Emergency? 

If the implant pain lasts longer than two weeks, you need to see your dentist immediately. Your dentist may advise you to rinse your mouth with a chlorhexidine solution and take antibiotics to lessen bacterial infection in your implant site. 

Your dentist will also check your implant to see how the osseointegration is doing. Bone regeneration may be necessary to ensure your implant’s fit. If you are diagnosed with peri-implantitis, you will likely experience implant failure. 

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Looking for Excellent Dental Implants in Land O’ Lakes? 

Lake Park Dental offers excellent personalized dental implant services that are done with advanced technology to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients who need their beautiful smiles to be restored.  

If you’re experiencing pain in your implant site, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our dentists are ready to cater to your dental needs