Guidelines For Care of Your Mouth After Dental Implant Treatment Take care to only have cold drinks and do not eat until the local anesthetic has worn off. Avoid hot drinks or hot food for the first day . Try not to disturb the area with your tongue or fingers. Do not undertake strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours (running / gym).
Some swelling is normal and will start to resolve after 48 hours. There may be bruising on the skin which will clear after a few days. Swelling can be reduced with ice packs wrapped in a towel. Hold on the cheek area for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time with 20 minutes break. After 24 hours gentle heat is more beneficial. Sleeping on 2-3 pillows may also help.
Pain should not be a problem. Although you will be sore for a few days this can be easily managed with simple analgesics (pain killers) which you should take regularly for 5 days at the stated dose. Take your first dose before the local anesthetic has worn off. If pain increases after 48 hours you should contact us.
If you have a denture that covers the surgical area please wear as little as possible for the first 4 weeks to protect the implants or graft. Do not bite into any food with this denture. The stitches are dissolvable but often remain for around 3 weeks, if they are uncomfortable or annoying you may contact us to remove them after 1 week, sometimes we use nonresorbable which is removed after 7 days.
Some of the post implant care and instructions patient need to follow are:
We want your recovery to be as smooth and pleasant as possible. It is vital to follow these instructions very carefully – if you have any concerns or questions regarding your progress please do not hesitate to contact us on following mobile no 09428223282.