Do Dental Implants Hurt? Debunking Myths About Implant Surgery

Do Dental Implants Hurt? Debunking Myths About Implant Surgery

The thought of undergoing dental implant surgery can often bring a mix of emotions, primarily due to the fear of pain associated with dental procedures. It's a common concern that many patients express when considering implants as a solution for missing teeth. However, with advancements in dental technology and pain management, the reality of dental implant surgery may be far from what you imagine.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that feel, look, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dr. Max Molgard, with his expertise in dental implants, ensures that your procedure is not only successful but also as comfortable as possible.

Debunking Common Myths

Myth 1: The Surgery is Extremely Painful

One of the biggest misconceptions about dental implant surgery is the level of pain involved. Modern dentistry has come a long way in ensuring that procedures are as pain-free as possible. With the use of local anesthesia and sedation options, patients typically experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Molgard prioritizes patient comfort and will discuss pain management options to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Myth 2: Recovery is Long and Painful

The recovery period following dental implant surgery varies from patient to patient but is often less daunting than anticipated. With proper care and following Dr. Molgard's post-operative instructions, patients can expect a smooth recovery. Most people return to their normal daily activities within a few days, experiencing minimal discomfort that can be managed with prescribed medication or over-the-counter pain relievers.

Myth 3: Implants Don’t Feel Like Real Teeth

Another common myth is that implants will feel foreign or uncomfortable in the mouth. On the contrary, dental implants are designed to mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Once the healing process is complete and the crown is placed, it becomes difficult to distinguish between the implant and your natural teeth.

Why Choose Dr. Max Molgard for Your Implant Surgery

Choosing the right dentist for your implant surgery is crucial for a successful outcome and a comfortable experience. Dr. Max Molgard combines years of expertise with a compassionate approach to patient care. Located at 6817 N Cedar Road, Suite #102, Spokane, WA, our office is equipped with the latest in dental technology.

Office Hours:

Mon - Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thu: 7:30am - 4:00 pm

Contact Information:

Phone: 509-327-4469


Dental implant surgery has come a long way in terms of pain management and patient comfort. By debunking common myths about the procedure, we hope to alleviate any concerns you may have. If you're considering dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Max Molgard today to learn more about your options and how we can make your experience a positive one.

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