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What To Expect After Dental Implants

Dental implants are perhaps the best solution for missing or broken teeth.  It requires a short and simple surgical procedure of placing an artificial tooth into the jawbone. The recovery period varies from person to person. Although there are some factors that affect the time of healing such as the location of the implant, number of teeth to be implanted, and most importantly the ability of your body to heal. The entire process of a dental implant can take a time of three months up to six months. A private Dentist in Basingstoke will use 3d imaging to design a treatment plan.

Things To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery:

Bleeding: After a few hours of the surgery, the dentist will allow you to go home. Minor bleeding is expected after the surgery of dental implants. This bleeding from the gums can continue for about 48 to 72 hours. The dentist will ask you to put pressure on the treated area by firmly pressing the gauze and then gently removing it. Furthermore, you can also expect selling after one day of surgery. It can go to the peak after 2-3 days of the surgery. The swelling can be reduced by applying an ice pack to the face. Furthermore, you should also feel pain for up to 1-2 weeks after the surgery. If pain exists after two weeks of surgery, then you should inform your dentist.

Healing Process: After the surgery take a rest of one day and don’t do activities such as driving, running, and playing. Physical activities can encourage bleeding. Moreover, you should not brush your mouth after implants surgery. You can rinse your mouth with salt mixed in warm water. Do it 4-5 times a day. Also do not try to touch the surgical area with your tongue or fingers. This can result in bleeding. In addition, do not smoke or drink alcohol as it will disturb the process of healing and also put the treated area at risk of infection.

What To Eat: Up to one month after dental implants surgery, you should eat soft foods such as smoothies, soup, yogurt, etc. On the first day of surgery have only cold drinks. And eat nutritious food as it will make the healing process quicker and provide more energy to the patient. Avoid hot and spicy food after some days of the surgery.

Medication: The dentist will recommend some pain killer medicines and antibiotics to the patients after the surgery. Antibiotics are needed to prevent infection in the surgery area.

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