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How painful are dental implants?

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Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.

After the dental implant, you can treat mild soreness with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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