Dental implant surgery is the process of replacing missing teeth. This surgical fixture was invented by Swedish surgeon, Per-Ingvar Branemark. To make the healing process a bit smooth and painless, you must follow certain steps right after the dental implant surgery. Let’s have a look at them:
- Tell someone to drop you home
Anesthesia is used during the dental implant surgery. It takes time to regain the alertness and coordination. So, it is important to take someone with you.
- Promote blood clotting
It is possible that bleeding occurs for up to 48-72 hours after the dental implant procedure. Put the pressure on that area with gauze sponges. This promotes clotting of blood. Rinsing can make the situation worse. If the bleeding persists for long time, then don’t ignore it. Wipe the large clots gently and place the gauze pads over bleeding area. Make sure you bite the gauze firmly for at least an hour.
- Eat soft foods
Consume only soft foods for first 24 hours after the dental implant surgery. Hot and spicy foods should be avoided.
- Minimize swelling
It is very common to experience some swelling after bone grafting procedure. Swelling can increase after 3-4 days of oral surgery. Initially after 24 hours, the swelling can be reduced by applying gentle heat. After that applying a cold pack can be beneficial in reducing the swelling.
- Take antibiotics
Proper dosage of antibiotics can be used to prevent infection around the dental implant. Consult your doctor if you find any adverse reaction of antibiotics.
- Don’t smoke
To enhance the speed of healing process, you must quit smoking. Smokers have higher risk of developing an infection after the dental implant surgery.
- Follow-Up Appointment
It is essential to visit the implant provider after oral surgery for regular check-up. Healing process and any type of damage can be detected with regular visits.
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