One of the biggest reasons people believe dental implant surgery is painful is what they see on the internet. A quick search for dental implant surgery will show you plenty of pictures of people getting holes in their gums, which looks pretty scary if you don’t know what’s happening. However, there is no need to worry as the procedure itself is not as painful as it looks. Let us use a scale of one to 10, with one representing minimal discomfort and 10 representing excruciating pain. A straightforward dental implant, for a patient with good bones and who does not need a lot of soft tissue surgery, has a pain level between two and three in the first 24 to 48 hours, which means over-the-counter medication like Tylenol or Advil will take care of any discomfort they are feeling. After the procedure, you will have difficulty eating regular food as your gums heal, so you will need to eat soft foods for a while. You must also avoid caffeine and tobacco products to prevent implant failure and other complications.