While an implant placement is a surgical procedure, most patients find that postoperative pain is minimal. When compared to extracting a tooth, most patients feel implant surgery causes less discomfort.
It is normal for the gums and the area of the jaw where the implant was placed to be sore for several days after surgery. During the actual surgery you will be numb and will not feel anything. If desired, IV sedation is an option to further minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure. IV antibiotics, analgesics, steroids, and appropriate prescription medications will all help ensure that you remain comfortable during and after the procedure.