Your smile matters to us. EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

Patient Education

Are Dental Implants Painful?

At Enterprise Dental Care in the heart of the Bowie-Mitchellville, MD community we’re here to answer your concerns and questions about dental implants. Prospective patients want to know if the procedure is painful and how long it takes to fully heal? 

One thing we do know for sure is most patients feel the dental implant was well worth it.

And you are in the hands of Dr. Kevin Granger, a dentist who “acts on” his belief in compassionate dentistry.    

What to Expect During the Procedure

Implant surgery is sophisticated and designed to be as non-invasive as possible. An implant procedure is considered major oral surgery. We need to create an opening in your gum and jaw tissue to accept the implant. So, mild discomfort is to be expected. 

You won’t experience any pain during the implant procedure itself because you are under anesthesia. Once the procedure is completed and the anesthesia wears off  patients tell us the pain level is less than the pain of a typical tooth extraction. 

The Dental Implant Healing Process

You are not alone in the recovery process. We provide detailed recovery instructions. If you follow them diligently you will likely have a great recovery. Dr. Granger is also available by phone should you have concerns. 

It is reasonable to expect limitations to normal eating habits and slight changes in surrounding tissue as everything heals. Anti-inflamatories are provided to address these symptoms. The discomfort of the procedure should peak within three to five days. Most patients can start eating their regular diet around day seven. 


Call (301) 249-3333 With Any Questions About Your Dental Implant Healing and Recovery