Posted on 5/15/2018 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
Dental implants are a treat way to get a smile back that you are proud of. It is a solution that many people are turning to. Once the dental implant has healed a person can enjoy them, but the period after a person has the dental implant surgery is not always as comfortable.
There are many things to know about the early stages of recovery from the surgery that can make a difference in how a person feels and how the implants will look.
What to Expect
The dental implant surgery is disruptive. It involves drilling into the bone and the structure of the teeth and gums. Our dental professionals do have the tools and medications to make this a relatively painless procedure, but during the recovery, it is up to the patient to manage how they feel.
Soreness and some pain are normal after the surgery. Swelling will also occur. These symptoms will subside over time as the site of the implant heals, but that does not take away from how a person feels during the initial stages of recovery.
Managing the Symptoms
There are many ways to manage the problems associated with dental implant surgery. Prescription pain medications can help. It is a good idea to minimize the use of these drugs and to try to use over the counter medications when possible.
Rinsing the mouth with warm salt water is good for the swelling and discomfort. It is also good to avoid hard foods chewy foods and foods that have seeds or kernels while going through the initial stages of recovery. If stitches were used, it may require a follow up visit for removal.
During the initial stages of recovery from dental implant surgery, it is important to watch for signs of any complications. Excessive pain, swelling, or bleeding may mean that there is a bigger problem. If you are not sure what to do during the initial stages of recovery or have any questions about the dental implant procedures, contact the dental professionals at our office. They are ready to give you the help you need.
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