Managing Your Swelling Following the Placement of Dental Implants
Posted on 6/15/2018 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
There comes a point with dental implants when a person is happy with the results. That is not always the way a person feels right after they have the procedure. They may have pain and they will have to follow specific aftercare instructions. It is all part of the process.
One of the things that people complain about after they have the dental implants is swelling. Fortunately, there are steps to take that can relieve the issues of swelling that accompanies the placement of dental implants.
Home Care After Dental Implants
When a person has dental implants, they are given a long list of instructions. These detail the things that a person should or should not do. They give instructions about how to handle the different symptoms a person will experience. It can overwhelm a person.
One of the keys to dealing with the swelling that will occur or any other symptoms is to avoid panicking. Take the time to go through the instructions and to understand how to manage the after care for implants.
When it comes to swelling the best advice is to turn to cold compresses. There are plenty of ways to get the cold compresses. Many will purchase them, but there are homemade alternatives. A bag of frozen peas works well. A Ziploc bag filled with crushed ice wrapped in pantyhose can work.
Use the compresses on the affected area for 20 minutes and then wait 20 minutes before reapplying. There are also medications that the doctor may prescribe to help reduce swelling.
It is important to know the difference between normal swelling or other symptoms after the placement of implants and what is not normal. If the swelling will not subside and is more painful than you can manage, take the time to contact our dental professionals. They can provide advice about what you should do or if you need to seek additional help.
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