I had an implant placed 4 days ago and have had constant severe throbbing pain since the procedure. My doctor prescribed Hydrocodone/APAP 5MG/500MG but it takes 2 pills to make the pain go away and it resurfaces within 4 hours. I've been suffering throughout the workday on X-strenght tylenol which has minimal effect and reserving the hydrocodone for sleeping. At this moment, it's 102 hours post-surgery and the pain level is exactly the same as it was on the first day. At what number of days post-surgery is chronic pain considered rationale for an implant? Should I continue hanging on for a few more days? Is this normal?
I would recommend you to be seen by your doctor just to be cautious. I find that implant patients typically have very little pain. Nonetheless, peak pain and swelling is usually 24-48 hours post op and then things should slowly subside. A quick visit to you doctor's office will be helpful to evaluate things and rule out infection or other post-op complications.