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Is getting a dental implant post removed painful?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
You would expect similar post operative symptoms related to removing a tooth.
Post operative pain is related to the pre-existing condition of the failed implant or tooth. In general, the average patient has minimal post operative discomfort. If you are referring to removing an implant abutment (post?), there is no pain associated with that since it resides inside the implant

In brief: No
You would expect similar post operative symptoms related to removing a tooth.
Post operative pain is related to the pre-existing condition of the failed implant or tooth. In general, the average patient has minimal post operative discomfort. If you are referring to removing an implant abutment (post?), there is no pain associated with that since it resides inside the implant
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. John Scuba
Depends what you mean. If the "post" you describe is the actual implant and not the "abutment" (which attaches to the implant to hold the crown) then there is some discomfort with removal. However, if the actual implant is being removed, then it has likely failed and three is already discomfort which should resolve after removal.
Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Implant removal
If the implant is failing and partially integrated (fused to the bone) and needs to be trephined out (drilled away from bone connection) then yes you can indeed experience some pain and swelling post-operatively.

In brief: Implant removal
If the implant is failing and partially integrated (fused to the bone) and needs to be trephined out (drilled away from bone connection) then yes you can indeed experience some pain and swelling post-operatively.
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Dr. Scott Frank
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Extraction
It is very similar to recovery from a tooth extraction.

In brief: Extraction
It is very similar to recovery from a tooth extraction.
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Dr. Barry Levin
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Normally not painful
It certainly depends on the nature of the situation, but techniques of implant removal have evolved, and in the majority, but not all procedures can relatively uneventful.

In brief: Normally not painful
It certainly depends on the nature of the situation, but techniques of implant removal have evolved, and in the majority, but not all procedures can relatively uneventful.
Dr. Barry Levin
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually Not
Removing a dental implant is essentially not much different than removing a tooth.
Matter of fact, often it's quite easier, due to bone loss or fibrous tissue integration which has necessitated its removal in the first place. I wouldn't worry about it. If you've done fine with the original implant surgery, you'll do just great! keep smiling friend !

In brief: Usually Not
Removing a dental implant is essentially not much different than removing a tooth.
Matter of fact, often it's quite easier, due to bone loss or fibrous tissue integration which has necessitated its removal in the first place. I wouldn't worry about it. If you've done fine with the original implant surgery, you'll do just great! keep smiling friend !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
If you are sufficiently numb, it is not painful to have it removed.
Healing afterwards can take some time 7 - 10 days before you no longer are very aware of it. Usually 5 - 7 days of sore gum tissue is about it.

In brief: Variable
If you are sufficiently numb, it is not painful to have it removed.
Healing afterwards can take some time 7 - 10 days before you no longer are very aware of it. Usually 5 - 7 days of sore gum tissue is about it.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not Usually
The discomfort is comparable to having a tooth extracted if the implant is a standard root form implant.
Older implant types such as subperiosteal implants and blade implants require significant surgery and have a much longer recovery because of work involved in removing them.

In brief: Not Usually
The discomfort is comparable to having a tooth extracted if the implant is a standard root form implant.
Older implant types such as subperiosteal implants and blade implants require significant surgery and have a much longer recovery because of work involved in removing them.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
After receiving some anesthetic ( like going a filling).
There should be no pain, maybe some discomfort. Many times you can the implant removed , area cleaned out and a longer implant placed the sanme visit to avoid another surgery visit.

In brief: No
After receiving some anesthetic ( like going a filling).
There should be no pain, maybe some discomfort. Many times you can the implant removed , area cleaned out and a longer implant placed the sanme visit to avoid another surgery visit.
Dr. Gary Herskovits
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Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
Usually dental implants, which require removal, are loose or present with deficient bony support and may be removed simply by backing out the implant.
There are cases in which the implant requires a trephine bur to remove or loosen them. It wont' be uncomfortable with adequate anesthesia however, there may be significant post-operative discomfort. Pain meds can alleviate the discomfort.

In brief: Not usually
Usually dental implants, which require removal, are loose or present with deficient bony support and may be removed simply by backing out the implant.
There are cases in which the implant requires a trephine bur to remove or loosen them. It wont' be uncomfortable with adequate anesthesia however, there may be significant post-operative discomfort. Pain meds can alleviate the discomfort.
Dr. William Dapper
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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
In brief: Pain from infection
See your surgeon who put the implant in and he will be able to see the problem. As a general dentist I have not seen any pain from implants.

In brief: Pain from infection
See your surgeon who put the implant in and he will be able to see the problem. As a general dentist I have not seen any pain from implants.
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Dr. Benjamin Vela
Postop is similar to most other dental surgery especially depending on any possible additional procedures like bone grafting.
Dr. James Vito
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Depends
Depending upon the situation that warrants it's removal and how secure it is in the bone there could be some discomfort following its removal.

In brief: Depends
Depending upon the situation that warrants it's removal and how secure it is in the bone there could be some discomfort following its removal.
Dr. James Vito
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Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: -
About as painful as the removal of a tooth.

In brief: -
About as painful as the removal of a tooth.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
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