Are Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

Dental Infographic      Are Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

As a dental practice we have firsthand experience of how people feel at the thought of coming to visit us, even if it is for a dental check up.  Some patients may have heard of horror stories from their colleagues or friends regarding their treatment with other clinician’s or it maybe they have had a previously bad experience, whichever experience you may have had we at the Marylebone implant Centre are extremely experienced in dealing with very nervous patients, using up to the minute techniques, equipment and materials we can ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible.  

When patients are advised that the best prognosis for their oral health is to have dental implants most patient’s initial reaction can be devastation and shock, for others they may even get frightened as they are unsure what dental implants actually are and what the dental implant treatment will entail, this is where we the Marylebone Implant Centre can help you and put your mind at ease.


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One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Marylebone Implant Centre “Is does having Dental Implant treatment hurt”?

Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we are a clinic dedicated to implants only, this is the core of our business and this is what we do every day so therefore we have the experience and the expertise on hand from the whole team to ensure that your journey with us will be a professional, efficient and most of all comfortable journey as possible.  The actual procedure of placing a dental implant is normally done under local anaesthesia and is generally not a painful process.  However if you feel that this may not be adequate for you and you are very anxious or nervous we can use IV Sedation which is administered by a qualified anaesthetist which we can arrange as required or we can provide you with an oral medication which can leave you in a very calm state of mind for the treatment to be carried out.

It takes approximately 3-4 hours for the local anaesthesia to wear off and you may find that you  experience some discomfort however please be assured that this is easily controlled with light pain relief which will be supplied to you in your after care package along with antibiotics and ice pack.


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In order to have dental implants placed the patient must have adequate bone levels to place the implants into, however if the patient requires more bone we can carry out a procedure called bone grafting which is a minor procedure done at the same time as having the dental implant placed,  with this you may find that slight swelling and some bruising may also develop however please do not be alarmed as this is quite normal and is easily controlled with medication.

Before, during and after implant treatment we may give you some medication to take which consists of painkillers and anti inflammatory tablets to help reduce the pain and swelling; or you may be given a prescription to take to the pharmacy for some antibiotics to keep infection away. All medication is advised by the implantologist and it is recommended to take everything as discussed to improve the healing process.  We would not give or prescribe medication that was not required. We use alternatives for any patients who have allergies to the most commonly used medication and ask patients to call us if they experience any side effects. Patients are asked to discuss all concerns and allergies with us before treatment begins.

If you require any further information regarding dental implants then please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment co-ordinators Ciara or Paula on 02034342934 or email us @ or visit our website and you can view our clinician Dr dos Santos do a video of the week on the treatments available a the practice.


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