At Advanced Dentistry of Butler, we get a lot of questions about what the dental implants procedure looks like and what to expect following the surgery. Dr. Fornalczyk will tell you if you’re a good candidate for dental implants and provide you with an overview of the procedure. To help answer some of your questions and help you decide if dental implants in Butler, PA are right for you, we’ve compiled a list of what to expect.
What to Expect Following Implant Surgery
Directly following your dental implant surgery, you likely won’t feel anything because your mouth is still numb from the local anesthetic. However, it’s common to experience some pain, swelling, or bruising. We recommend icing your face to reduce the swelling. During the first few days, ice your face for ten minutes at a time with 20 minute breaks in-between. It might also help to avoid sleeping on your side and sleep on your back instead. You can manage any pain you experience with over the counter pain relievers.