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LJ Dentistry
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Moline, East Moline, Rock Island and all surrounding Quad City areas.
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How Dental Implants Benefit Your Dental Health

Dental Implants | LJ Dentistry | Moline, IL

If you have a tooth that is compromised, you may not feel much like smiling. Eating and chewing can become quite tricky, and even painful with a failing tooth. If your tooth is already missing, you might feel even more self-conscious about smiling or interacting with other people. Did you know that your missing tooth could also be putting your oral health at risk?

Missing Teeth and Your Dental Health

When you lose a tooth root, your jawbone is no longer stimulated to regenerate, and it begins to dissolve. This is important because it can affect the health of your neighboring teeth and result in more tooth loss.

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Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?

Dental Implant Discomfort | LJ Dentistry

Getting a dental implant is a surgical procedure and everyone’s pain tolerance level is different. Therefore, what one person may perceive as pain is only a slight discomfort for another person. The general consensus about pain and dental implants is that the majority of people feel discomfort, not pain.

Causes of discomfort in dental implants

  • Some people may find that having the IV put in is uncomfortable, especially if the healthcare worker has to try more than once. If you have a fear of needles or if you have anxiety about the procedure, we can prescribe a sedative, which you take before you arrive.
  • Of course, during the dental implant surgery, you will ...

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