Do dental implants hurt? Before beginning a dental implant treatment, many patients ask us whether the procedure will be painful.
In today’s day and age, we can confidently say that painless dental implants are a reality. Thanks to the appearance of new treatment techniques and modern technological advances, dental implants have been rendered a practically painless treatment, and performing them thusly is one of our main priorities at our dental implant clinic in Palma.
To this end, the odontologist must apply the following methodology during the process of placing dental implants:
Performing a 3D dental scan
The pain one feels during a dental implant is directly related to the length of the wound and the time elapsed during the intervention. The 3D odontological scanner is an essential diagnostic test that allows one to have a more exact idea of the bone anatomy where the implant is going to be placed, whereby the surgical wounds will be minimal, and the intervention, be quicker. All this favours a more comfortable and tolerable postoperative period.
Using a dental microscope
The appearance of new technologies in odontology such as the dental microscope helps the surgeon increase his vision by up to 10 times, which helps reduce wounds and be more careful throughout the intervention. As we’ve seen before, these two factors reduce annoyances and the pain the dental implant could cause.
Sedating the patient
Applying sedation techniques in odontology was a true revolution for making dental treatments less painful and for helping the patient be relaxed and comfortable during the placement of a dental implant. Sedation allows the patient to be numb and relaxed throughout the treatment, reducing the tension associated with the dental treatment and, therefore, favouring a painless treatment.
Thus, thanks to techniques like the ones we’ve just mentioned, painless dental implants are possible nowadays. Nevertheless, it’s key to count on the necessary methodology, resources and technology, and to be able to say confidently to our patients: “Dental implants don’t hurt.”