Do Dental Implants…Gulp!…Hurt?

At KRK Implant Center, we built our practice on improving smiles, preserving health, and maintaining comfort during treatment in San Antonio.


Dental implants are a surgical procedure, and they do make a dramatic improvement to your smile. However, they do not hurt.

Why Doesn’t It Hurt to Have Dental Implants Placed?

Doctor Krueger is an experienced periodontist with advanced training in sedation and anesthesia. Over the years, he has honed his technique for greater efficiency and efficacy. As his patient:


  • You’ll begin with a consultation at our practice in San Antonio. Dental implants are tailored to your individual needs, so Doctor Krueger will take the time to understand your goals, answer your questions, and identify the best approach to your procedure. This also gives you the chance to learn what to expect and to become comfortable with our staff.
  • Before your procedure begins, Doctor Krueger will use a local anesthetic. He will ensure it has taken effect before proceeding. You may feel pressure as he places the implant, but you will not feel any pain.
  • If you are anxious about the experience, KRK Implant Center can offer you more extensive sedation that will make you unaware of the procedure as it occurs. This may be a good choice if you are having multiple dental implants placed.

Many people who have dental implants placed in our practice tell us they didn’t experience pain after their procedure. Most managed any minimal discomfort with over-the-counter medication. KRK Implant Center is also available 24 hours a day so we can support patients who do require additional care.

The Opportunity for San Antonio Dental Implant Patients

For a moment, put aside concerns about how it feels to get dental implants, and consider what it feels like to live with your current oral condition. Maybe it’s broken teeth. It could be a progressive oral disease. Or you might be missing a tooth and feeling self-conscious when you eat, speak, or socialize. You might also not be able to chew food as you would like.


Dental implants are a restoration procedure that returns full function, feel, and aesthetics to your smile. If you are experiencing daily discomfort or unease, you will likely find the implant procedure is very easy.


Whatever your reason for considering dental implants, we encourage you to contact our practice to learn more. Understanding how we work and how we support you in your experience will make your decision a much easier one.


Considering tooth replacement in San Antonio? Dental implants by KRK Implant Center offer a pain-free solution. Call 210.826.3946 or fill out the form on the right.