Tooth implantation and gum healing can be unpleasant – after all, it is a surgical procedure. However, it’s not worth imagining the darkest scenarios. Patients in dental clinics agree that the procedure is not as painful as it seems. Pain remedies exist and are effective. We present a list of methods to relieve unpleasant ailments that can be used at home.
Slight discomfort during the procedure
Tooth implant implantation is a surgical procedure and – like any other interference – can be unpleasant for the person undergoing the procedure. Pain – although not very bothersome in most cases – can vary in intensity for different patients. Feeling depends on the pain threshold of a person. Usually, however, the anesthesia is strong enough that the symptoms do not come until after the procedure.
Be patient and follow the instructions
Pain after tooth implantation may persist for 3-4 days after surgery. However, patients describe it as a mild discomfort. Accompanying symptoms include facial swelling, bleeding gums or mouth discomfort associated with sutures. There may also be a subfebrile condition, which however quickly subsides. Bleeding should stabilize approximately 6 hours after surgery. Large clots that detach from the wound should be gently removed with a sterile tampon (the doctor will explain how to do this). Relief comes by following certain basic rules of conduct after the procedure.
Home remedies for healing the implant
After returning home, apply an ice pack to the treatment site and hold it for about 3 to 4 hours. In this way, we will reduce pain and swelling in your area. Avoiding heated areas will also alleviate the discomfort. Also, do not take meals or drinks for several hours (until you feel better). At a later stage after eating, rinse your mouth with cool, boiled water, while about 4 times a day use the rinses recommended by the dentist. Exercises or utilities (alcohol, cigarettes) are excluded at this time. The doctor will certainly prescribe strong painkillers for us, but even with severe ailments, it is worth refraining from taking them excessively. You can’t stop taking antibiotics on your own, even if you think we’re feeling better.
Chronic pain after surgery – is it possible?
A rare, but possible complication is chronic pain that persists after a tooth implant . However, this is a condition that happens rarely and is rather the result of a complication or nerve damage. Therapy for patients with chronic pain is e.g. Botox injections and carefully selected painkillers.
Some ailments that should bother us are long-lasting swelling, muscle stiffness around the jaw, or a problem with jaw mobility. In this case, it is worth consulting with a specialist who performed our surgery.