Dental Implants, Pain, And What To Do

If your smile contains dental implants and restorations, then you are likely already well informed regarding what you should do in order to keep your mouth healthy in terms of dental hygiene and preventive visits. However, what may be a bit more foreign to you is what exactly is going on if pain shows up and how you should go about addressing it. We understand and we also know this can be somewhat alarming. Fortunately, when you choose to follow through with taking a calm and immediate approach to finding a solution, our Livonia, MI team reminds you that everything will be just fine!

Should My Smile Hurt With Implants?

No! Unless you are just recovering from implant placement and you are treating the mild discomfort that can come from oral surgery, there’s no reason your smile will hurt with dental implants and restorations. Do yourself a favor and remember that when you feel discomfort, it’s always time to call our practice. Don’t worry! We are here to offer you the comprehensive dental care you need in order to feel better.

What If Dental Hygiene Is Uncomfortable?

If your dental hygiene hurts, then this is a problem. Is it something horrible? Nope! It just means that you are either brushing and flossing too aggressively or that you may have a cavity or gum inflammation or some similar issue. Again, if brushing gently and flossing gently do not solve the issue, then we invite you to contact our practice. The sooner we determine the cause and offer any required care, the sooner you get your comfortable smile back, as you no longer worry about your dental implants.

What Should I Do?

You should call us and then come in to see us if you are a dental implant wearer and are experiencing any type of pain, whether you feel certain it is related to your implants or not. We have mentioned this throughout and again because we cannot stress enough how important it is to see us ASAP. Early care yields the best (easiest to accomplish) results!

See Our Team For Help With Implants

When you wear dental implants and you recognize that you are in pain or that it hurts to care for or use your smile, it’s time to contact our practice right away, so we may examine your smile and offer care. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.