You just had dental implant surgery. Read on to learn what to expect after surgery and how to recover at home. Be sure to keep all follow-up appointments with your surgeon and dentist. Also, follow all mouth care instructions.
When your surgery is over, you may rest awhile. But you can go home as soon as you feel able. Be aware that a certain amount of swelling and minor bleeding is normal. To speed your recovery, be sure to follow your surgeon's instructions. You may be told to:
Drink only clear liquids for the rest of the day.
Take pain medications and antibiotics.
Avoid putting pressure on your jaw.
Eat soft foods for the first few days as your mouth begins to heal.
Avoid wearing your temporary prosthesis or denture for a certain amount of time.
Much of the healing process depends on keeping your teeth and gums clean. If you don't take care of your mouth, you may get an infection. This could cause theimplants to fail. For best results:
Use a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth and gums after every meal.
Clean the areas near your incisions. But do not brush the incisions themselves.
Use an antiseptic rinse if prescribed.
It often takes a few months for jawbone to firmly attach to implants. During that time, you'll have several follow-up visits with your surgeon. This is to see how well your jaw is healing. If you wear a denture, you may also visit your restorative dentist. He or she may put a new lining in your denture for greater comfort.
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