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3rd January 2020
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Recovery can take some time so it is important to follow all of the directions given by your dentist after the procedure is completed.Dental implants can be the ideal solution to replace missing or broken teeth for a beautiful, confident smile.
As a helpful reminder, here are some aftercare tips for managing and protecting your new implants following the dental implant procedure.
The dental implant procedure is generally done with a local anaesthetic, which may take a few hours to wear off. Don’t chew food or drink hot drinks until you can completely feel your mouth again to avoid biting your tongue or burning your mouth. Talk to your dentist about pain medication if needed. Often, over-the-counter pain medication is sufficient, but in some cases he or she may provide you with a prescription for something stronger. Either way, be sure to closely follow the instructions when taking any medication. And if you are given antibiotics, be sure to finish the entire prescription.
Take care when eating immediately after your implant procedure. Try to avoid putting pressure on the implant area while chewing. Avoid alcohol and hard or sticky foods such as toffee or peanuts until your dentist says it’s okay to eat them.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene before, during and after the entire process. Brush and floss regularly in the areas of your mouth that are not near your implant site. Don’t brush the implant site or dressing directly after the procedure but gently use a mouthwash prescribed by your dentist the day after to keep the area clean. You can begin lightly brushing the dental implant area after two weeks, though you should take care not to disturb your healing gums.
To find out more call Helen on 01939 232864 or 07761932068.
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