Dental Tips And Oral Health
After your surgical procedure, your focus must be on healing, pain reduction, and preventing infection. Immediately after surgery, this will include ice, rest, painkillers, and antibiotics. You can reduce discomfort and prevent infection by using the mouth rinse recommended by your dental specialist. Exercise caution when spitting out the rinse so you do not harm gums that have not yet healed. However, you should not use a mouthwash for 24 hours after the procedure.
Until your gums have completely healed, avoid tobacco products, alcohol, and hot liquids. If you drink tea, coffee, or hot soup, it can increase gum bleeding. Eat soft foods, and drink plenty of cool liquids. Juice and water are the best options when choosing beverages. When you consume beverages, do not use a straw. It is important to gently brush your teeth while your gums are healing. If you neglect this aspect of oral care, it can increase the risk of infection. Take special care when brushing around the implant.
In addition to the mouth rinse recommended by your specialist, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Do this four to five times each day. The salt water will promote healing.
Lifestyle Tips For Oral Health
Surgery requires some minor changes in your daily lifestyle. You should take at least one day to rest after your surgery. During the first days after surgery, have your head elevated when you rest and sleep. This will help the implants heal properly.
Until your gums have healed, avoid physical activity as much as possible. If you exercise or do housework, it can result in pain and bleeding.
What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery
Most people do not experience complications from dental implant surgery. You can expect some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bleeding during the first 24-48 hours.
If these issues persist after 48 hours, or if they are extreme, do not hesitate to contact your dental specialist.