A common concern people have about dental implants is the amount of pain that is involved in the implant placement process. Dental implants are placed through a surgical procedure, but local anesthesia and sedation dentistry are used to keep you comfortable. Even after your implants have been placed, most patients only need Tylenol or Advil to control their initial discomfort.

Good surgical techniques can help limit the amount of pain you experience after your dental implants procedure. Dr. Wilcox takes great care to avoid nerve endings and reduce the amount of trauma involved in placing your dental implant roots. We will monitor your comfort level throughout the procedure to ensure you are relaxed.

Everyone heals differently, which makes it hard to predict what your recovery experience will be like. Some patients only need to use medication for a few days after the procedure to manage discomfort, while others may continue to take it for a longer period of time. Dr. Wilcox will follow up with you to check on your healing progress and address any undue pain. However, most of our patients are surprised at how little discomfort they feel throughout the whole process, and find the benefits of dental implants well worth the effort.

If you have further questions about dental implants, please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with experienced Phoenix implant dentist Dr. David Wilcox. Desert Smiles serves patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale areas of Arizona.

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