How To Recover After Dental Implant Surgery

Dental Implants Catonsville, MDIt can be easy to take advice from friends and family when it comes to recovering from just about anything. And although there is some people’s advice that you should heed to, when it comes to recovering from dental implant surgery, the only person’s advice we think you should listen to is your periodontist. Because the healing process of a dental implant is critical to how well the implant will take, we have created a brief list of helpful tips.

Oral Hygiene

You may be too scared to brush your teeth after your dental implant surgery, but oral hygiene is extremely important. The night after your surgery, you should brush your teeth like normal while avoiding the surgical site. If there is no bleeding the next day, you can start rinsing your mouth with salt water to help get rid of germs and bacteria. Rinse 2-3 times a day after eating to help speed up healing and get rid of bacteria.

Change Your Gauze

You shouldn’t change your gauze for the first hour after your surgery unless the bleeding hasn’t stopped. Make sure to bite down firmly on the gauze to really help stop the bleeding. After the first hour, you can change out your gauze every 30 minutes until the bleeding stops completely.

Bleeding should never be severe and should subside after about an hour or two. If bleeding worsens or persists, contact our office immediately.

Avoid Straws

If you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, then you know just how important it is to avoid straws or anything that requires a sucking motion until your mouth has healed? Why? This pressure on your mouth can cause dry sockets to form.

When we send you home after your surgery, we will make sure to give you detailed instructions but reiterating a few of them never hurt anyone. If you want to learn more about dental implant recovery or if you want to schedule your consultation, contact our Catonsville office at 410.744.6088.

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