Post Op Care after Dental Implant Treatment
You may experience some discomfort and bleeding the day of the surgery.
Take all medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.
Apply an ice bag on your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.
Keep your next appointment on time for removal of sutures and follow up checks.
DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.
DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your mouth.
There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the tooth may feel loose.
Do not smoke, spit, or use a straw on the day of the surgery (avoid smoking for a few days after the surgery).
Arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home
Some people take a few days off work
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or exercise vigorously for a few days, unless your dentist advises that such activities are allowed in your case
Swelling, bruising, mouth pain and headache are normal reactions that may occur and usually resolve within one week
Ice packs used immediately after surgery may reduce swelling and pain.
An over-the-counter medication should help ease discomfort.
Drink plenty of water from two to three hours after surgery (not hot drinks)
Avoid alcohol, especially if you are taking medications.
Avoid hard or crunchy foods while your mouth is healing. Choose soft foods such as vegetable soups. Your dentist may advise you to eat a soft-food fiet for up to six weeks.
Maintain good oral hygiene
Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office anytime. In case of serious emergencies contact your local hospitals.