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Dr. Michael Berthold - Oral surgeon in Munich at the dental practice Seehofer

Frequently asked questions regarding oral surgery

  • How long does it take to heal after a dental implant treatment?

    The healing phase after the insertion of a dental implant depends on the individual bone quality and the healing process. In general, you can expect a recovery time of about 3 months for inserted dental implants in the upper and lower jaw. 

  • How long does a root tip resection take?

    A root tip resection takes about 30 - 60 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment. 

  • External and internal sinus lift - What does this mean?

    An internal sinus lift is used when only a few millimetres of bone needs to be built up. The access to the jawbone is created via the drill channel, which is also used to insert the dental implant. An external sinus lift is a bone augmentation in the upper jaw, which is carried out via a small access on the outside of the jaw. This is used when an extensive volume increase of the jawbone is necessary to ensure a firm fit of the dental implant. 

  • How long are you stay sickened after a sinus lift?

    After performing a sinus lift, you will be socially able to resume your activities within seven days at the latest.

  • How long do you feel pain after a dental implantation?

    Most patients feel the pain after a dental implantation as less severe than the removal of the tooth. So the worst is over. As a rule, after gentle implantation, the healing process is trouble-free. Depending on the individual constitution and wound healing, this can take a few days to weeks.

    A complete adhesion of bone and implant takes place after three months. In the meantime, pain is rather rare.   

    If you experience repeated acute pain on the implant, the following applies: seek consultation with your dentist and discuss prophylactic measures and regular follow-up examinations to avoid complications with your new dental implant. 

    We will be happy to advise you and help you to make the healing process as fast and painless as possible through regular checks and prophylaxis.