After Implant Surgery

10 Jul After Implant Surgery

A denture is the more traditional restorative measure for people who have suffered tooth loss but the dental implant is the more contemporary choice. Patients are most impressed by the durability factors that are associated with an implant.  A dental implant can last a lifetime if it is properly cared for.  So, what does “proper care” consist of as far as your dental implant is concerned?

There are some precautions to be taken directly after your implant has been installed.  Your dentist will advise that you avoid hot foods and drinks for the first day after the surgery and try to keep from touching the area with your tongue.  Postpone vigorous exercise for at least 48 hours.

Swelling could occur and may last for up to three days.  It can be  relieved with an ice pack against your cheek for the first day and then apply moderate heat.  It may also help to sleep with your head slightly elevated.

You may experience some minor discomfort after oral surgery.  Start by taking an over the counter pain reliever before the effects of the anesthetic wears off and continue the recommended dosage until no longer needed.

Long term care revolves around continuing to see your dentist on a regular basis and making brushing and flossing a part of a regimen for the daily care of your oral health.

Talk to the specialists at Fit To Smile Dental about the advantages of a dental implant and if it may be right for you.  Visit the website, www.fittosmile.com today.