Implant surgery after care
It is important that you do not disturb the wound. Please avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. A certain amount of swelling, pain and bleeding is normal

 

Bleeding: Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills up rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues please call us.

 

Swelling: Swelling is a normal occurrence after your surgery, the swelling can last up to 4 days after the placement of the implants.

 

Day 1:  Instructions  

  • No excessive exercise or heavy lifting for the first 2 days
  • No alcohol
  • No hot food or hot liquids

 

To help manage pain and prevent infection please take antibiotics and analgesic as prescribed

 

Diet: Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or food, while numb. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet when possible making sure to avoid eating around the implant site. If you have had either bone grafting or a full arch implant you must eat soft foods for 3 months.

 

Smoking: AVOID SMOKING COMPLETELY, as it will delay healing and increase implant failure.

 

Oral Hygiene: Good oral hygiene is essential to good healing. The night of surgery, use Chlorhexidine mouthwash before bed. The day after surgery, the mouthwash should be used three times daily, after each meal. Be sure to rinse GENTLY for at least 1 minute then spit it out. Proceed with your regular brushing and flossing after 12 hours, but stay away from the surgical site. Remember, the surgical site should be left completely undisturbed during the first 2 weeks following surgery. Do not brush teeth immediately adjacent to the surgical site for 2 days. Allowing the tissues to rest undisturbed assists the healing process. Avoid vigorous chewing, excessive spitting, or aggressive rinsing.

 

After Day 2 of your implant placement

 

Activity: Slowly go back to your normal physical activities over the next week.

 

Suture: If sutures have been placed, they will often be removed 2 weeks after surgery, at the time of your post-operative check-up. Some sutures may become loose and fall out prematurely. This will not pose any problem and may be ignored.

 

Wearing your Prosthesis: Partial dentures or full dentures should not be used immediately after surgery and for at least 10 days.

 

 

After your implant placement if you have any questions or queries please give us a call

 

 

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