What can I expect after dental implant surgery?
Surprisingly enough, there is very LITTLE pain IF ANY after dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery is very gentle surgery performed at low drill speed with copious irrigation to keep the bone cool and prevent it from burning from the heat. An implant surgery for a single implant should take no longer then 10 to 15 minutes. As such, the surgical site is open for a minimal amount of time. As well, a good surgeon will use anesthesia and give you three drugs through the IV: 1. Anti-inflmmatory 2. Anti-biotic 3. Sedative. This way, you will have very little swelling, consequently, very little if any pain. Anti-inflammatory prevents swelling which in turn prevents pain. Same for the anti-biotic.
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