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07 April 2017

Dental Implants Manchester – Is The Procedure Painful?

Whether you’re considering a private dentist Wilmslow or a Manchester gum clinic to undergo dental implants, the first concern of many a patient is the pain factor. Let’s face it, having a titanium rod secured into your jaw, probably doesn’t sound like fun especially when there are other forms of teeth replacement that don’t require any surgery at all. Yet, despite it’s horrendous image, it remains the best form of tooth replacement available. So is the procedure painful?

 

In a word no! In fact due to the powers of technology and the advancements of modern dentistry, fitting dental implants in Manchester is pain free. Let me explain….

Sedation techniques

Modern dentistry utilises a variety of  sedation techniques which are used to keep the patient in a relaxed and carefree state. These range from nitrous oxide (more commonly known as laughing gas) through to oral sedatives for pain-free sedation. In the vast majority of cases, although the patient remains awake throughout the procedure many don’t recall sitting in the dental chair at all.

What about after surgery?

When a patient visits a private dentist in Wilmslow or a Manchester gum clinic they may expect a slight bit of discomfort after surgery. However the amount of discomfort depends upon the degree of surgery needed. For example, it isn’t uncommon for a patient needing a straight forward dental implant to be back to work the very next day. Conversely a patient needing multiple implants or bone grafts may experience discomfort in the form of swelling and bruising and may also suffer with slight tooth pain for several days after. This is normal, especially after extensive surgery, but in the majority of cases any swelling and bruising can be eased using a mixture of hot and cold compresses, while pain is normally kept under control using over-the-counter pain killers such as paracetamol or Ibuprofen or Aspirin. Even in worst case scenarios, patients can expect to be back to normal within 3 weeks.

What about post-surgery eating?

Understandably when a patient has undergone dental implants, Manchester patients should avoid eating hard crunchy food for a few days at least, in favour of softer foods such as fish, rice or pasta. In some cases patients can expect to be eating normally within 2-3 days, but more complex cases may take two-three weeks before they’re fully back to eating anything. The best thing to do is to heed the advice of the dentist and take it slowly. Start by eating foods such as soup, scrambled egg and yoghurt, then move onto harder crunchier foods as and when you feel the time is ready.

Hopefully, for those considering dental implants ( either through a private dentist in Wilmslow or a Manchester gum clinic,) this post gives you a better idea of what to expect, both during and after the procedure.  If you’d like to find out more about this life changing treatment then you can always contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics and book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation. Dr Shi Karim and the team are on hand to answer all your questions and concerns allowing you to make a better, fully-informed dental decision. Call us on 0161 486 0743 today and start the ball rolling towards a healthy, happy you!

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