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The Dos and Don’ts After Implant Placement

Posted by DR. MICHAEL LUM on Jan 31 2020, 08:20 AM

The Dos and Don’ts After Implant Placement

Tooth loss can cause loss of teeth and also lower the patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence. With dental implants, you can regain self-confidence, with improved health, and also prepare yourself to face your life boldly. Dental implants have a high success rate. They make you feel, look, and function like natural teeth and can last over a lifetime if maintained well. Your dentist will give you specific instructions to follow, and below mentioned are some of the dos and don’ts after implant placement: 

1. Do Rest Enough

The people for whom it takes time to heal after treatment often overdo it in the first few days following their implant surgery. After the surgery, you should take time to rest enough and recover and, if possible, also avoid as much stress and strain as you can.

2. Do carefully follow your aftercare instructions 

Your dentist might provide specific directions that are created by keeping in mind your special situation. It is essential to follow these aftercare instructions very well to make sure you make a full recovery, and visit your dentist to know right away if you experience any warning signs of implant failure, such as:

  • Intense pain
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Severe inflammation
  • Infection or signs of infection like fever

3. Don’t Start Eating Tough or Hard Foods too soon 

After undergoing the procedure, for the first two days, stick completely to liquids and very soft foods. You can start introducing hard to chew foods to your diet after a few days or weeks. You need to pay special attention to all that you do and stop eating anything that causes pain.

4. Don’t Brush Over the Implant Site 

It would be best if you always kept the area around the implant placement clean, but do not brush the soft tissue as you might end up irritating the gums and slow healing. Instead, try not to eat or chew with that side of the mouth. Rinse your mouth using an antimicrobial mouth for removing the plaque and bacteria around the area of treatment, avoiding infection, and ensuring proper healing and a shorter time period for recovery.

Find the best remedy to whiten your teeth by requesting an appointment with Dr. Lum at (408) 262-1710 in Milpitas, CA.


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