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What to do after a dental implant?

Written by: Dra. Brenda Patorniti Vila
Published: | Updated: 11/02/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Implant dentistry has made much progress to make it as quick, convenient and effective as possible. Still, the success of treatment depends largely on postoperative care of the patient. For this reason, it is important to follow the advice of the Dentistry to get the maximum performance to long - term implant.

Tips after dental implant

After the intervention, the tips to follow to properly care implant are:

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Avoid hot foods and drinks until the area numbed sensation returns
  • Apply a cold gauze over the affected area by swelling
  • Avoid brushing the same day of surgery
  • Avoid foods that require much chewing
  • Do not chew the area where they have placed implants
  • Not make great efforts for at least a week
  • Take only medicines prescribed by the dentist
  • Do not drink alcohol or snuff
  • Do not use mouthwash during the hours after surgery
  • Do not use dental floss on implants for at least one month
  • Sleeping with the head higher than the rest of the body


When going to the dentist after dental implant

It is possible that, after surgery, the patient feels slight discomfort, but should not be alarmed by it: taking a painkiller prescribed by the specialist these symptoms are alleviated.

However, there are a number of situations where it is essential to revisit again to expert implantology:

  • If the bleeding is heavy
  • If the pain continues despite taking painkillers
  • If inflammation continues three days after the implants
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Brenda Patorniti Vila

The Ms. Patorniti is reputed expert in dentistry. With over 10 years experience in the profession, he has obtained full training in institutions of national prestige, specializing in various dental areas. In this sense it has many courses of oral radiology implantology, periodontal plastic surgery, implants and dentures or conscious sedation, among other specialties. Moreover, he has attended and participated in seminars, conferences and specialty papers. Currently holds Oral Dental Clinic Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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