Can you extract a tooth and place an implant at the same time?

The short answer is it is possible! The long answer is implants can only be placed sometimes at the time of extraction. This is known as an ‘immediate implant placement’ but it can only be performed when the condition of the tooth allows.

How long does it take to recover from tooth extraction and implant?

Many patients return to work a day after the procedure and in some cases, the same day. Over-the-counter pain medications are usually adequate for alleviating any discomfort. On average, the healing time for a dental implant is about four to six months.

Is tooth extraction worse than implant?

Implant placement surgical procedure is less unpleasant than tooth extraction, with less postsurgical pain and limitation of daily activities.

Should an implant be done immediately after extraction?

Early Implant Placement It usually takes place two or three months following an extraction. The waiting period allows your gums to heal. If you have an oral infection, that will also need to be cleared up before your implant placement.

How painful is a tooth implant after surgery?

It may still feel slightly tender under pressure, but you should not have any noticeable bleeding or pain. The area could still be slightly bruised or swollen, however. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort after 1-2 weeks post-surgery, this is not normal.

How long does a tooth implant surgery take?

Implant Surgery Your dentist will place the titanium implant in your jaw bone, right below the gums. This surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours for each implant being placed. After this step is complete, most dentist will wait about 3 months before the final restoration of the tooth replacement.

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Is having an implant painful?

How painful is the implant surgery? Dental implant surgery involves trauma to both the gums and the jaw. The surgery itself should not involve any pain since the mouth will be numbed. As the numbness wears off, though, patients will often feel some level of pain.

Can a dental implant be done same day as extraction?

In some cases, if enough healthy jawbone is present, it may be possible to place a dental implant the same day a tooth is taken out. However, in most cases, a dentist will recommend waiting 3 to 6 months after a tooth extraction to allow the area to fully heal.

What is more painful tooth extraction or implant?

While there is no cut-and-dried answer, since every person perceives pain differently and procedures are very individualized, most patients report feeling less discomfort during implant surgery than in tooth extraction procedures.

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