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What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Classic Smiles
What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?Dental implant surgery is a lengthy procedure since you will need several visits to the dentist. After learning what happens when you get dental implants, you will need to know how to take care of them.

There are several things you need to do after dental implant surgery. The dentist will tell you when to start brushing and the diet to follow. Read more now to know what to expect after dental implant surgery:

Side Effects

One of the things you should be ready for after dental implant surgery is the side effects. The most common side effects you will experience are swelling in your face, minor bleeding, and pain in the implant area.

If you feel that the symptoms are severe or persistent, you should contact the dentist immediately. The dentist will give you some medication and determine why the symptoms won't go away.

Avoid Hard Food

After dental implant surgery, you should avoid things that could damage your teeth, like cracking hard sweets. You should avoid other foods until the dentist tells you it is safe to eat them.

It will be best to consider eating soups, yogurt, and smoothies. These foods will ease the pain and speed up healing as they won't irritate the area of surgery.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking can affect the implants to the point the surgery needs to be redone. The dentist will tell you to stop smoking weeks before and weeks after. It is essential to avoid smoking for healthy and strong gums. Also, less tobacco intake will enhance oral hygiene by taking care of your gums.

Avoid Teeth Grinding

If you have a tooth-grinding problem at night, you should visit the dentist. You might not be aware or do it involuntarily. The dentist will suggest that you wear a night guard at night when you go to sleep. Contact our dentist to learn more about what to do after dental implant surgery.
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