8 Apr 2015

Post-Surgery Care for Your Dental Implants

Some people think that once dental implants are placed, there’s nothing to worry about. However, post-surgery care also plays a role in your recovery and overall dental health.

Come Back for Check-Ups
To make sure your implants don’t develop any complications, you need to visit your dentist for routine check-ups. This gives your dentist the opportunity to assess the overall health of your teeth after the procedure. Your dentist might use an x-ray to check on your bone structure and the integrity of the dental implant.

Watch What You Put in Your Mouth
You’ll need to avoid hot beverages and food after the surgery. After that, you may only eat food that will not put too much pressure on your new tooth for at least two to four weeks. Stick to eating only soft, easy-to-digest, and nutritious food. Avoid anything spicy or acidic, as well as other unhealthy habits like smoking and consuming alcohol.

Look After Your Dental Hygiene
Most importantly, you need to keep your mouth clean and healthy to mitigate the possibility of developing infection. Routine brushing and flossing is completely necessary, but you should do your best to avoid the area where the implant is attached so you don’t irritate it. For good measure, gargle with a mouthful of mouthwash at least twice a day to avoid any germ build-up in your mouth.


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