Implants and gum care are very important after surgery. Your dentist needs to offer you all the details about post-surgery care. You should immediately notify your dentist if you continue to bleed severely after 3-4 hours of applied pressure. Furthermore, you should definitely go to see your doctor again if the swelling or pain increases.
If you notice that your sutures become loose or dislodged, you should immediately call your doctor and go in for a consult. Moreover, if you experience symptoms which may indicate a reaction to the medications, like hives, elevated fever, erratic heart rate, fainting, nausea or blurred vision, you should notify your dentist.
You need to follow your dentist instructions for implants and gum care after the surgery
You need to follow your dentist instructions precisely to completely recover from the surgery as soon as possible. To prevent or slow bleeding, try to bite with very light pressure on the gauze pack which covers your surgical area. You should apply pressure in 15 minutes intervals, repeating this until the bleeding is controlled.
You keen to keep in mind your doctor’s advice! Do not use physical force, enter stressful situations or exercise for the first 72 hours. These activities will increase the heart rate and, therefore, your blood pressure will also be higher, triggering you to bleed. This will have an adverse effect on your body’s natural healing process.
Apply ice packs every 15 minutes to try and reduce the swelling. Swelling represents a part of the healing process. This might take from 3 days to several weeks, depending on the nature and extent of the surgery. The following list of general instructions will provide you the necessary information which will help you stimulate the healing process.
-rinse, but only lightly, for at least 48 hours from the surgery
-you should not rinse aggressively for seven days after a bone graft surgery
-avoid smoking for at least 72 hours
You will experience swelling and bleeding and you need to know how to fuel the heal process
When undergoing an endosteal implant, you need to know what symptoms and effects you may experience. You may suffer sensitivity to cold on your natural teeth. Furthermore, it is better if you avoid solid food, cold drinks, ice and ice cream. Nevertheless, you will experience swelling. To stimulate the healing process, you should increase the Vitamin C intake to about 1000 – 2000 mg. per day. It is best if you take 500 mg. 2-4 times per day.
Under no circumstances, you should apply pressure to the implant with your fingers or tongue. Avoid consuming hard or sticky foods.
If you undergo a subperiosteal implant, you need to be aware of the following possible symptoms and follow the instructions. You might experience swelling for a few weeks. Numbness or tingling may accompany swelling. When it comes to your dietary habits, you should definitely maintain a soft and high protein diet. Try to increase the Vitamin C intake to 1000-2000 mg. per day to fuel healing.
Summing up, all these instructions and pieces of advice should help you maintain your implants and gum care after the surgery. Make sure you follow your dentist instructions about the medications and post-op care.