Dental implant surgery recovery varies depending on the how well you take care of yourself, the number of teeth affected and lastly how the Dental implant procedure went. However, the recovery process starts just after the surgery. You’re required not to change the gauze until the first hour after the surgery passes. You’re only advised to do so, if you have a persistent bleeding.
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But if it happens that, you need to change the gauze with a new one then, it’s advisable to do so for 30 minutes. Thereafter, you are required to change the gauze after 30-45 minutes. in the first day, you may experience some symptoms which include; swelling, oozing, pain and persistent bleeding though they are a good sign that your body is indeed healing by itself.
To recover more quickly, you can try-out these dental implant surgery recovery tips. They include:
- Do not disturb the surgical areas
- Rest as much as you can
- 24 hours after the surgery, gently rinse your mouth using salty water 2-3 times a day.
- Apply ice to help reduce the pain but if needed.
- Brush your teeth on the same night of the surgery using a gentle toothbrush.
In the first few days after the surgery, you may notice some greenish or yellowish discoloration or rather brushing around the affected area but there is no need to panic, it’s normal and this can last for 2-3 days after having your surgery. In addition, you may also feel some sharp protrusion of your tooth and experience a sore throat, stiff jaw muscles as well as dry lips; these are expected signs when you have gauze in your mouth but if you feel worried or uncomfortable, feel free to talk or contact your dentist.
Always rinse your mouth using salty water while taking 5 minutes with the water in your mouth. Do this twice at-least 2 times a day and make it a habit as you recover.
Continue with your brushing routine but gently brush your teeth since you may not brush your teeth vigorously as before due to the pain. You can do this soon after the procedure thus a good oral hygiene is required during your recovery time.
Eat soft food that doesn’t exert pressure to the affected area such as smoothies, eggs, soft fruits, baked beans, rice, noodles and much more.
Avoid hard foods that may exert pressure on the affected area, spicy foods that may cause discomfort, acidic food that may cause irritation and popcorn thus they may get stuck on your tooth making it hard and painful to remove.
Avoid or minimize smoking for one week or so after your dental implant surgery. it may cause increase your recovery time or rather cause potential harm to your healing process especial if you had any grafting done.
It’s true that dental implant recovery varies on each individual but to fasten your healing process; it’s advised to maintain a good dental care with regular brushing, stop smoking and taking excessive alcohol to avoid causing potential harm to your healing process as well as maintain a good diet.
However, the most important factors to consider for quick recovery include maintaining a good oral hygiene as well as home care to ensure that there are no infections builds-up around your gums. For more information about the healing process and how to take care of yourself, visit your dentist.