After Placement of Dental Implants

Home Instructions After Dental Implant Surgery

Après dental implant surgery, do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There will be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.

Saignement

Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 les heures. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues profusely, please call for further instructions.

Swelling

Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. To minimize swelling apply an ice bag, or a plastic bag or towel filled with ice, on the cheek in the area of surgery. Apply the ice continuously, as much as possible, for the first 36 les heures.

Régime

Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or food. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed.

Douleur

You should begin taking pain medication as soon as you feel the local anesthetic wearing off. Pour les douleurs modérées, un ou deux comprimés de Tylenol ou de Tylenol extra fort peuvent être pris tous les 3-4 les heures. Ibuprofène (Advil ou Motrin) peut être pris à la place du Tylenol. L'ibuprofène acheté en vente libre entre 200 mg comprimés: 2-3 les comprimés peuvent être pris quatre fois par jour, ne pas dépasser 3200mg par jour pour un adulte. Consultez notre pratique pour les personnes de moins de 18. Ne prenez pas les deux médicaments en même temps.

Pour les douleurs intenses, le médicament prescrit doit être pris comme indiqué. Ne prenez aucun des médicaments ci-dessus si vous y êtes allergique, ou avez été informé par votre médecin de ne pas le prendre. Ne conduisez pas une automobile ou ne travailliez pas autour de machines. Évitez les boissons alcoolisées. La douleur ou l'inconfort après la chirurgie devrait s'atténuer de plus en plus chaque jour. Si la douleur persiste, cela peut nécessiter une attention et vous devez appeler le bureau.

Antibiotiques

Be sure to take the prescribed antibiotics as directed to help prevent infection.

Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential to good healing. The night of surgery, use the prescribed Peridex Oral Rinse before bed. The day after surgery, the Peridex should be used twice daily; after breakfast and before bed. Be sure to rinse for at least 30 seconds then spit it out. Warm salt water rinses (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times a day as well, surtout après les repas. Brush your teeth and the healing abutments. Be gentle initially while brushing the surgical areas.

Activity

Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. If you exercise, throbbing or bleeding may occur. If this occurs, you should discontinue exercising. Keep in mind that you are probably not taking in normal nourishment. This may weaken you and further limit your ability to exercise.

Wearing your Prosthesis

Partial dentures, flippers, or full dentures, should not be used immediately after surgery for at least 10 jours, as discussed in the pre-operative consultation.