Post Op Dental Implant Care

Post Op Dental Implant Care
Posted on 10/11/2017

Once Dr. Goldberg has successfully placed your new dental implant you can begin your recovery process. Your body needs time to recover and heal to make sure your dental implant is secure after your implant dentistry procedure in Spotswood, NJ. Dr. Once the surgery is finished, you and your loved one's job is to guarantee your body can heal quickly. To help you in this process, here is our guide to postoperative dental implant care.

Immediately After Surgery

Before you get to our dental office in Monroe for your dental implants, make sure you have someone responsible available to drive you to and from your dental implant procedure. After the procedure is over, you will still feel exhausted and fatigued and will not be able to drive yourself home. Once you are home, make sure to get lots of rest and keep an ice pack on the area of your dental implant. Keep the ice 20 minutes on the area and 20 minutes off.

Medication After Dental Implant Surgery

Unfortunately, there will be some pain and discomfort associated with your dental implant surgery initially. Once your anesthetic has worn off, you will be able to take some pain medications. If you have no known allergies to medicines like Ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil you can take the recommended dose according to what is on the bottle. For more severe pain, we may prescribe you a different pain medication. Make sure not to operate any heavy machinery or drive while taking the prescribed pain medication. As an added note, make sure you complete the entire prescription of antibiotics if you are given them as well. Taking your antibiotics will help mitigate any infections that may occur.

Relax After You Get Your Dental Implants

One of the best ways to quickly recover after your dental implant surgery is to relax. We ask that our dental implant patients rest and relax for at least 48 hours. Take this time to watch your favorite TV show, read a new book, and enjoy the time off you have. After two days if you are feeling up to it you can resume your normal activity as long as it is not too taxing to you.

What Can I Eat After Dental Implant Surgery

Because you have gone through minor surgery to your mouth, it is vital to watch what you eat for the first two days after your dental implant surgery. You should avoid any carbonated beverages like soda and sparkling water and stay away from hot foods and liquids. Soft, cold foods are perfect for after your dental implant surgery. Foods like applesauce, pudding, yogurt, and cold mashed potatoes are great options. As for liquids, try to stay away from anything other than water and ice chips. Popsicles are allowed too, but we recommend choosing a sugar-free option.

Oral Hygiene After Dental Implant Surgery

The best way to prevent infection and ensure your implant heals quickly is to keep your mouth clean. Cleaning your mouth can be tricky though, as you do not want to be too aggressive with your cleaning after surgery. Avoid brushing or rinsing your mouth out after your surgery for 24 hours. After that use a soft bristled toothbrush and a minimal amount of toothpaste to clean your teeth gently. Bleeding is common after dental implant surgery so do not be alarmed if this happens. If the area continues to bleed, use a piece of sterile gauze to help stop the bleeding.

Contact Your Local Monroe Township Cosmetic Dentist Today!

We hope this guide helps you after your dental implant surgery if you have any questions about your surgery or are thinking about getting dental implants in Monroe Township, NJ contact our offices today. Our expert staff is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about dental implants or any other dental issues you may have. Call today, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Richard Goldberg Today!