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How much pain can I expect from an implant surgery?

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MountainMama

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I am getting an implant put in Tuesday, on my lower right 2nd molar. I cannot take ibuprofen, or opiods, or basically any pain meds besides Tylenol.

That jaw has been aching anyway, due to a cracked first molar.

What kind of pain levels should I expect? I am forcing myself not to google it or watch videos. Will it be similar to the tooth extraction, as far as pain after the surgery?
 
I am getting an implant put in Tuesday, on my lower right 2nd molar. I cannot take ibuprofen, or opiods, or basically any pain meds besides Tylenol.

That jaw has been aching anyway, due to a cracked first molar.

What kind of pain levels should I expect? I am forcing myself not to google it or watch videos. Will it be similar to the tooth extraction, as far as pain after the surgery?

I have no input but just some advice, don’t google. Lol I never found googling something to be calming ? I think your going to do just fine you got this! It’s tine for things to turn around for you ?
 
As someone who has had nightmare root canals such as yourself, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. My one and only implant was a dream compared to the root canal nightmares. I come from a long line of relatives who have had dental issues and we have all had successful implants. My mother had 4 placed at once. No issues. I remember she went to McDonalds after and got a milkshake. She kept drinking cool/cold drinks to soothe. Good Luck.
 
As someone who has had nightmare root canals such as yourself, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. My one and only implant was a dream compared to the root canal nightmares. I come from a long line of relatives who have had dental issues and we have all had successful implants. My mother had 4 placed at once. No issues. I remember she went to McDonalds after and got a milkshake. She kept drinking cool/cold drinks to soothe. Good Luck.

Thank you! This makes me feel better. Yeah the root canal recoveries were bad, but this last recovery from the apico was awful. It can't possibly be worse than that.
 
I have no input but just some advice, don’t google. Lol I never found googling something to be calming ? I think your going to do just fine you got this! It’s tine for things to turn around for you ?

I know. Googling is awful. Before my apico, I googled the recovery and it led me to believe it wouldn't be bad. Multiple sites said that the recovery from the apico is easier than the recovery from the root canal. Not true for me. Three weeks out and still not back to normal.

Thanks for the support! I need to get this done, so I can get a crown in by late summer. I want to be able to chew again.
 
I know. Googling is awful. Before my apico, I googled the recovery and it led me to believe it wouldn't be bad. Multiple sites said that the recovery from the apico is easier than the recovery from the root canal. Not true for me. Three weeks out and still not back to normal.

Thanks for the support! I need to get this done, so I can get a crown in by late summer. I want to be able to chew again.

Can’t wait for you to begin your journey! Chicken me will be following behind you and I’m terrified. I have to do the bone graft first and see if a sinus lift has to be done. That will determine it for me ?I just want a normal mouth again. Wishing you lots of luck and a easy recovery!!
 
Can’t wait for you to begin your journey! Chicken me will be following behind you and I’m terrified. I have to do the bone graft first and see if a sinus lift has to be done. That will determine it for me ?I just want a normal mouth again. Wishing you lots of luck and a easy recovery!!

They should be able to tell you from an x ray. Hopefully you won't need a sinus lift, just bone grafting, which is not a big deal at all.

I sure hope the recovery is easy. I need something to go right.
 
Hi MountainMama
I had an implant done last year (in my smile zone), and I was really anxious as well. I had an extraction, bone graft and implant placed in the same procedure.
I'm not sure what is available to you, but I chose to be consciously sedated (an I.V delivers combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative and an anesthetic) during the procedure. I was technically awake, but the time passed so fast as the sedation causes you to forget the procedure.
So that part was no sweat lol. Before I knew it, I was in a wheel chair and my partner was pushing me to the car with my prescription in hand.

They will give you antibiotics and decent painkillers for the first few days (antibiotics for a bit longer). And to be absolutely honest, I didn't experience much pain at all. The drugs must have worked really well. As well they give you a special mouthwash to use, and tell you to gently rinse with salt water a few times a day.
The one thing that happened to me was the swelling. I looked like a chipmunk for a few days. It was probably gone by the 7th day though. I looked weird but again, I wasn't really in much pain at all so it was just a nuisance.
Of course they'll tell you what you can eat or not (soft foods, liquids, nothing with seeds or particles that can get caught in the wound).
You might get a few stitches which will fall out on their own (mine took less than a week). Don't be surprised if you see blood here and there to dab away. It's normal.
All in all, mine took only 3 months to "cook" and be 100% ready for the final crown. I just minded what I ate, made sure to never chew on it, rinsed with salt water all the time, nd everything went really well.
A LOT less horrible than I thought lol.

Best of luck to you!
 
Good luck for today.?
 
Thank you to everyone that responded. I really need this to go well. I am pretty sure my apicoectomy has failed. After the antibiotics were out of my system the tooth has gotten progressively more painful. I need at least one procedure to work. It just kills me that twice now I have paid for a root canal and apicoectomy that have failed.
 
Thinking of you today. Good luck!! Good vibes heading you away!! Let us know how you make out ?
 
Thinking of you as well!! Hope everything goes smoothly and they are very kind and put you to ease through the process and make you comfortable. and that this would be the start of things going right and good!
 
Thank you both! I just arrived at the oral surgeon's office. I am early so I have too much time to think.
 
:grouphug: Let us know how it goes!! Thinking of you!!
 
I am back home. The surgery went well. It was a breeze after the apico. I had nitrous, which helped as well.
The bleeding has already stopped. I have ice on it.

When he first started cutting, I could feel it a little and made a noise. It wasn't super painful, more like a strong pinching, but I didn't want it to get worse. He immediately stopped and gave more local anesthetic. Then I couldn't feel a thing. My face is swollen already, so I can't imagine what it will look like in a few days. Lol.

He took an x ray before and after, and said it looked great! It has a healing cap on it, and I go back in a month.
 
So glad to hear it went well Mountain Mama!! So glad!! How long did it take him to do it? I"m glad he stopped and gave you more immediately..! and that he said it looks great! Hope it doesnt' swell too much for you and you can get some rest knowing this part is over !! Sounds like you did really well with everything!!
 
I am back home. The surgery went well. It was a breeze after the apico. I had nitrous, which helped as well.
The bleeding has already stopped. I have ice on it.

When he first started cutting, I could feel it a little and made a noise. It wasn't super painful, more like a strong pinching, but I didn't want it to get worse. He immediately stopped and gave more local anesthetic. Then I couldn't feel a thing. My face is swollen already, so I can't imagine what it will look like in a few days. Lol.

He took an x ray before and after, and said it looked great! It has a healing cap on it, and I go back in a month.
Just what I wanted to hear!!! Awesome!! Puts me a little at ease ? thebhealing cAp is visable? keep us posted how you are doing. So happy for you!!!!
 
I spoke too soon about the bleeding, so i have more gauze in. Nothing too bad, but enough to need more gauze. I can't stand the taste of blood in my mouth. Everything is still numb, but I am hoping to get by with just tylenol.

@Scared all the time The healing cap sticks up a little above the gums. It kind of looks like the top of a screw. He said it would allow them to test the implant without having to open it back up.
 
That's great to hear it went well! Mine bled for awhile too. It gets less and less, but I had spatters of blood here and there during the healing process (even weeks after, but it was because extra piece of bone graft material were working their way out).
Make sure you ice your face a lot in the next 12-24 hours to try to curb the swelling.

You can also take Ibuprofen and Tylenol together at the same time. Ibuprofen is good because it's an anti-inflammatory.

Have lots of rest too!
 
That's great to hear it went well! Mine bled for awhile too. It gets less and less, but I had spatters of blood here and there during the healing process (even weeks after, but it was because extra piece of bone graft material were working their way out).
Make sure you ice your face a lot in the next 12-24 hours to try to curb the swelling.

You can also take Ibuprofen and Tylenol together at the same time. Ibuprofen is good because it's an anti-inflammatory.

Have lots of rest too!

Thanks! I can't take ibuprofen because of a stomach ulcer so tylenol is it. Hopefully it will be enough.
 
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