Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

what to expect during dental implant surgery Dallas

In this post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, we review what patients can expect during dental implant surgery.

We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after.

Before the Procedure

We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from multiple angles. It’s essential to verify that you have enough healthy bone structure.

If you don’t have sufficient bone at the implant site, we may recommend bone grafting surgery.

During the exam, we will check that your gums are healthy. Along with healthy bone, healthy gums are required. We’ll also talk about your oral and physical health in general, and your medical history.

During Implant Surgery

First, we’ll use local anesthesia to numb the implant location.

Next, an incision is made in the gums to access the bone.

A small hole is drilled for the post. Then the implant post is screwed into the hole in the bone.

We’ll take an X-ray to make sure the implant is in the correct place, then sew the gums back over the implant.

After Implant Surgery

Patients usually feel minimal discomfort when the local anesthesia wears off. There may be some swelling at the implant location. Slight bruising may transpire as well. Over-the-counter pain relievers are usually enough to control it.

There is minimal pain. You won’t have to take an entire day off. Most likely, you’ll be back to your normal activities without delay.

At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we have placed dental implants in people from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood, who also come to us for our complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

972-248-8525

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7522 Campbell Rd #120
Dallas, Texas
75248

 

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