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DENTAL IMPLANTS

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants is the best option for replacing a missing tooth. Dental Implants provides a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

How successful are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care , dental implants can last a lifetime

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

Our goal is for your healing process after an implant to be as comfortable as possible.

Please follow these instructions as closely as possible. They are designed to help heal quickly, and

comfortably, with minimal side effects. If you experience any complications, please call our office or

the doctor.

FOR REMAINDER OF THE DAY:

1)  Do not spit. Please swallow your saliva.

2)  Avoid speaking and eating till numbness wares off.

3)  Do not smoke.

4)  Keep finger and tongue away from the surgical area.

Spitting, the use of straw, smoking and poking can  dislodge the blood clot that is forming,

and  will  cause  bleeding  from  the  area;  also,  smoking  can  increase  the  chances  of  an

infection.

FOR BLEEDING:

Some minor bleeding is expected after the implant surgery. It will usually subside quickly,

and stop within an hour or two after surgery. A little oozing is normal and may persist for

several hours; upper implants may occasionally trigger some bleeding from the nose. This is

normal and will stop quickly.

1)  Keep gauze on the surgical area with some pressure for 30 to 45 minutes.

2)  Remove the gauze after 30 to 45 minutes and replaceit with a new piece of gauze if you

are still bleeding. It is important to make sure the gauze is directly on the surgical site.

Firm pressure for another hour should stop the bleeding.

3)  An ice cream or cold water can be consumed to stop bleeding.

4)  If all else fails, call the office or the doctor.

FOR SWELLING:

Most patients will experience some swelling after surgery in the mouth. It may be mild

or severe, and is different for every patient. The swelling will get bigger for the first 24 to

48  hours  before  it  starts  to  go  away.  It  may  last  for  several  days  to  one  week.  Some

bruising may also develop on the face.

1)  Use an ice pack on the cheek or face next to the surgical site. Keep it on for 15 to 20

minutes, then off for 10 minutes, and repeat until you go to sleep. Start again the next

day.

2)  Sleep  with  your  head  elevated  slightly,  above  the  heart.  This  will  keep  the  swelling

down.

3)  On the third day, change to moist heat instead of ice packs. This will bring the swelling

down quicker.

EATING:

You may eat soft food as soon as the an aesthetic wears off. Try not to chew directly on

the surgical site. You may resume a regular diet as soon as you feel up to it. Please stay

well nourished, and well hydrated, you will heal faster.

BRUSHING:

You  may  brush  your  teeth,  avoiding  the  surgical  area,  either  tonight,  or  tomorrow

morning. Be gentle, and do not spit or rinse forcefully.

Start brushing the surgical area on the second day,and be very gentle on the stitches.

RINSING:

You may start today, gently, with some warm salty water every few hours. Do not use

alcohol-containing mouth rinses for a few days.

MEDICATIONS:

You  were  probably  given  one  or  more  prescriptions  for  medications.  Take  all

medications with a full glass of water, or as directed.

1)  Antibiotics: Continue until you finish the dosage prescribed. Do not quit halfway.

2)  Pain Medicine: Continue as necessary.

Thanks for choosing Family Dental Care.

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