At Al-Fa Perio, we offer leading dental implant treatments at our London clinic. We carefully plan your treatment to produce the best possible results just for you.
After carrying out your treatment, there’s a number of factors that can help the implant. Our post-operative advice covers any questions you may have after receiving your dental implant treatment from us.
- You may get moderate to severe pain for the first 48 hours which then subsides to mild discomfort. If you notice that the pain is worsening or is very severe you will need to contact the practice.
- How much discomfort you experience will be dependent on the number of implants and any associated surgery e.g. Bone grafting.
- If you do experience any pain or discomfort, as you may do slightly after this type of surgery, it is advisable to take your usual dosage on Ibuprofen (Neurofen), as it is an anti-inflammatory.
- A soft diet is recommended especially for the first few days. For ease of chewing and not to disturb the healing site avoid foods with seeds or anything that can get stuck in the healing site.
- Use a mouthwash instead of a toothbrush for the first couple of days whilst the area is sore and healing. You can use prescription chlorhexidine (Corsodyl) which is antibacterial to keep the site free from infection and to aid healing.
- Like normally advised after tooth extractions, you must not rinse with warm salt water after this type of surgery for the first few days. The reason is that the surgical site may get disrupted.
- It is advisable not to consume alcohol whilst you are on any prescription medication. Continue to take your regularly prescribed medication as advised.
- Try and not to disturb the area of the surgery. This can be by chewing large amounts of food in the mouth or aggressive cleaning in this area; especially whilst the area is trying to heal.
- There may be some limited bleeding or minor oozing. You will have been given some bite pads. You can use these on the area for 30mins to 1 hour. The bleeding should stop with this action. If however, the bleeding persists, then you will need to contact the practice as an emergency or your doctor’s emergency number.
- If you notice swelling, you can use an icepack on the outside side of your face. Anti-inflammatory medication like Neurofen is helpful with swelling.
- Try to remain hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids subsequently. Avoid any hot liquids whilst you are still numb from the local anaesthetic.
- If you are given antibiotics, please make sure that you complete the course. Also, the birth control pill may become ineffective so alternative precautions will probably need to be taken.
- You will need to avoid smoking completely. This is because it interferes with bone regeneration and the healing process.
- It is essential to avoid pressure on the implants for two weeks after they have been placed. This allows better initial stability of the implants. If you have a denture, this will have been adjusted carefully to avoid excessive pressures on the implants.
At Al-Fa Perio, we’re here to provide you with all the advice and information you need to get the best possible results from your dental implant treatment. Like natural teeth, we need to look after the implants and prevent infections from developing. Read more.
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