Nowadays dental implants are standard option for those who have a missing tooth or teeth. Despite the fact, many people still are hesitating and have second thoughts when dental implant surgery comes up as a possibility to replace missing teeth. Dental implants – just like any other surgical procedure – require attention, proper care and maintenance from both the patient and the dentist. The main differences are a much shorter recovery time and hospital stay if it is applicable. Here you can read a short writing what to do and what not to do after surgery.
DO learn as much as you can about the proper maintenance of dental implant
The more you know about implant surgery and proper maintenance, the longer period of time you'll have without discomfort or other problems. Despite the long discussion that your dentist will have with you, if there are any further questions you have, don't be afraid to ask.
DON'T rush the recovery, be patient
Just like with most surgical procedures, it is important not to be impatient. You need a certain amount of time to rest and recover from dental implant surgery. Plan ahead and make sure to have time for at least a week of rest after the implant placement. That will give you enough time to recover and settle in with your new teeth before going back to your daily routine
DO eat properly, maintain a nutritious diet
Just because you cannot chew as properly as you used to right after the surgery, it does not mean that you have to stick to a soft, unhealthy diet. Do your own research prior to the surgery, find flavorful and nutrition rich recipes to make sure you are able to maintain a healthy diet even though temporarily you cannot chew properly. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol level as healthy as possible and don't forget there is a wound in your mouth that has to heal.
DON'T go back to bad habits
Pay attention to the hygiene of your teeth and mouth. Tooth loss is often the result of poor oral hygiene. Smoking can be another factor that can cause problems and teeth loss. Don't go back to your bad habits, pick new ones instead. Dental implants have long term success rate but you need to take proper care of your teeth
These are just a few of DOs and DON'Ts you have to pay attention after implant surgery. Browse through the blogs and articles on our website and learn more about preparation and what to expect during and after dental implant surgery. If you have any question regarding this subject, please contact us.
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Author: Jim I. Paskuly