Is Swelling Normal After Dental Implants?

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If you have recently undergone dental implant surgery, you might be experiencing oral swelling. You are probably wondering if swelling is normal after dental implants. Yes, many people suffer from swelling following dental implants. However, with proper care and time, the swelling will subside as your mouth adjusts to the implants and healing starts to take place.

Do you have a missing tooth, or have you decided to undergo dental implant surgery in place of dentures? If so, then you are probably trying to familiarize yourself with the procedure. Our dental team at Ferrari & Aldieri Dental Associates in Farmingdale, NY offers dental implant surgery. If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for dental implants and what side effects you might experience, contact our team to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Ferrari.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth or a tooth. The implants connect to a denture, bridge, or crown. Dr. Ferrari or a member of our dental team will evaluate your oral health to determine if dental implants are a good option for your needs. In some situations, patients might have to undergo additional procedures to prepare for dental implants if their jawbone or gums have started to deteriorate. Graft and bone surgery are common procedures carried out prior to dental implant surgery.

All about dental implants

Prior to undergoing dental implants, you might have to undergo teeth extractions, bone grafts, or gum grafts to prepare your mouth. All of the procedures to prepare for dental implants can lead to swelling of the mouth.

Our dental team will provide you with local anesthesia to numb your mouth before starting the implant procedure. Patients who suffer from anxiety might be provided with other sedation methods to help them relax. Our team focuses on ensuring that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Ferrari makes an incision in the gum tissue. The implant is then inserted, so it is visible just above the gumline. A temporary crown or cover is placed over the implant. It usually takes several months for the implant to fuse with the bone and gum. Once the implant is stable, the dentist will begin the restoration process by installing the bridge, denture, or crown on the implant.

Many patients fear dental implant surgery because they believe it will prove painful. It’s true, that our dental team will cut into your gum to install the anchor implant, but the procedure is always carried out only after patients are numb, so they do not feel pain during the treatment. During the recovery process, you'll be prescribed pain medication to use as needed to overcome discomfort. Our goal is to make the entire process as comfortable as possible.

Following the dental implant, you will probably notice some swelling in your gums and lower face. You might also have discomfort, minor bleeding, and bruising, but prescription pain medicine will usually bring relief.

Contact us today to find out if dental implants in Farmingdale, NY are right for you

To help maintain your ongoing oral health, you’ll want to schedule regular dental exams with Dr. Angela Ferrari along with biannual professional cleanings at Ferrari & Aldieri Dental Associates in Farmingdale, NY. During the annual exam, our dentist will examine your dental implants to determine if they need adjusting. Schedule a consultation with our dental team at Ferrari & Aldieri Dental Associates to determine if dental implants are right for you.

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