When a patient has lost some teeth, the dentist may recommend dental implants to replace them. The biggest question patients might have is: Does it hurt to get a dental implant? The overwhelming response to that question is “no”! If getting a dental implant were painful, then there would be plenty of evidence to support that contention since hundreds of thousands of implants are placed each year.
When patients are considering implants, but are concerned about the chance of feeling pain, the most important thing to always remember is this: the actual procedure to get a dental implant is most often done with the use of a local anesthetic injection to totally numb the area. This “total numbness” is why oral surgeons can emphatically say that getting a dental implant does not hurt.