A look at what you might feel and what you shouldn’t feel, following dental surgery.
There are a number of reasons why people might need treatment for unhealthy teeth. Accidents can happen at any time which require immediate treatment. Poor oral health care may lead to tooth decay and the need for a filling or crown.
Finally, you may just have decided that you are fed up with having loose dentures and voluntarily opt to have a dental implant placed instead.
All of the above will require some degree of invasive dental surgery. Few would ever describe having this as a pleasant experience, but, with the use of modern equipment and powerful local anaesthetics, for most people, it is relatively stress and pain free.
After the treatment
It is common for patients to be concerned about how the tooth will feel following a procedure, once the anaesthetic has worn off. This is something that our Greenwich patients often ask us about. In many cases, such as a filling, you may feel little discomfort at all, apart perhaps, from a little additional temporary sensitivity.
Other, more invasive procedures may cause minor trauma to the surrounding tissues and may also cause swelling in some cases.