If you’re searching for a dentist for tooth extraction and tooth replacement, the above question is reasonable, especially if you’ve never had either procedure. Before we answer this title question as posed, we need to consider a few things.
First, every patient’s pain tolerance is different. The dentists at Neeshat S Khan DDS fully understand this. That’s why we focus on each patient as an individual concerning their treatment needs while always focusing on gentle dentistry. With that in mind, let’s dive in.
We’re confident that dentists and patients alike will agree that simple dental extraction, which does not require surgery, is less painful than a dental implant procedure. There is no easy answer for surgical tooth extraction, such as removing wisdom teeth. Many variables are involved in these procedures that can affect a patient’s perception of pain. Here’s an example.
Dental implants generally require multiple months of treatment time versus surgical tooth extraction, which completes in one appointment. With that difference in mind, it’s almost impossible to gauge levels of discomfort since the level of treatment is either focused or spread out.
Also, as mentioned, there is minimal discomfort with simple tooth extraction. Still, since having one or more wisdom teeth extracted requires oral surgery, the question is almost impossible to answer in a forum such as this.
When you visit us for a missing tooth replacement or dental implant near you, our team will be able to answer this question better based on your patient profile.
We offer a range of options for tooth replacement. When you visit us for your tooth extraction and replacement consultation, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of each. We’ll also design a treatment plan that includes a timeline of your procedures so you can plan time away from work or school with minimal disruption. Ask us about our Saturday dentist hours.
Our dentists in San Jose provide both partial and full mouth dental implants. As you might imagine, a patient’s experience receiving a partial mouth (or even a single) dental implant will deviate from a patient receiving full mouth dental implants. We invite you to book a consultation with our dentists for a customized treatment plan.
Our doctor will explain what your procedure will entail in an easy-to-understand language during your visit. Plus, you’ll be able to ask questions face-to-face to our doctor. As much as we’d love to answer this question, every patient is unique.
We will never group you into a category, just as we will never assume that what is not painful for one patient means that it’s not painful for all. If you’re looking for gentle dentistry, we’re here to help!
Again, not to evade the question, but the answer is that it depends on the patient and the procedure. Referencing the differences in tooth extraction again, patients who undergo a simple tooth extraction can usually resume their regular activity shortly after the procedure.
By contrast, surgical tooth extraction can require one or more recovery days. The same is true regarding dental implants. Some patients may only want a single tooth replaced with a dental implant, while others undergo a full mouth reconstruction. The healing time between these two procedures will vary, as you might imagine.
Another factor that doctors will consider when reviewing your healing time for dental implants is whether you need one or more bone grafts. We supply all of our patients with post-procedure care instructions that are easy to understand and follow. We’re also available to answer post-procedure concerns outside of our regular business hours.
If you’re ready to get more precise answers to these questions, please call us to schedule a consultation. We would love to meet you in our state-of-the-art dental clinic and help you plan whatever treatment you need to get the confidence and comfort of your smile back.