During the dental implants placement you should feel no pain at all. In most cases only local anaesthesia is required. After the procedure and when the anaesthetic fades away you might experience mild discomfort. You might be advised to use an icepack, take some over-the-counter pain killers such as Advil, Tylenol or Ibuprofen and an antibiotic.
As with any other surgery there is some soreness afterwards, however the pain is bearable and usually patients can go back to work the next day. In case of patients who have larger surgeries (multiple extractions, all-on-4 procedure) we usually recommend sedation administered by a certified anaesthesiologist before the procedure. In both cases (local anaesthesia or sedation) the patients are usually scheduled for a check-up visit a few days later. Bear in mind that experienced oral surgeons always make sure they handle the tissue gently and work fast in order to minimize the pain and potential inflammation. That is why it is so important to choose an experienced dentist surgeon.