Dental Care During Your Implant Treatment Process

Dental Care During Your Implant Treatment Process

The decision to get dental implants is exciting. It’s a way of taking back your health and your smile. But the process isn’t immediate.  There are three separate steps to go through for your implants to be completed, plus the healing stages in between. To make sure you don’t damage your gums or implants before the restorations can be set, follow these important suggestions:

  1. Use the dentist prescribed rinse the evening of your surgery, and two or three times a day for the week following the surgery.  This will help keep the surgical area clean and free of bacteria. You can also rinse throughout the day with warm salt water.  For the first couple of weeks, you may feel like you’re rinsing your mouth round the clock, but it is a key step to helping the implant site heal.
  2. Brush gently.  You need to continue to brush your remaining teeth, even if there are only a few left. Also, brush the implant area, but use extreme care and a very soft brush.
  3. Take the pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Jamsheed. Ibuprofen and Tylenol are excellent for managing any minor discomfort that goes along with oral surgery. Also use ice packs on you’re the side of your mouth to numb the area and keep swelling down in the initial hours following surgery.
  4. Eat soft foods.  Softer foods like yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal, and scrambled eggs can be eaten with ease and won’t cause any problems with the surgical areas. Avoid hard foods like chips, carrots, or tough meats.

In a few short months, your implants and then abutments will be stable enough to support a permanent restoration. Take good care of your teeth, gums, and the surgical areas so your dental implants will be successful!

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