Since the average American adult will have lost about 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth) by the age of 50, the need for dental implants in Pembroke Pines has never been higher. If you’ve already decided to choose this option to replace your severely damaged or missing teeth, you’ll want to learn about some top dental implant aftercare tips.
Don’t be alarmed if you notice some degree of swelling on the cheek that’s closest to the surgical area.
During the first two days following your procedure, place an ice pack directly onto the cheek for about ten minutes to bring the swelling down. Be sure to allow for a 20-minute break before you repeat the cycle. Another way to ease the swelling is to use two or three pillows to prop yourself up while you’re sleeping.
You can expect to notice some bruising around the area that peaks on the third day after your procedure. Bruising along with swelling should calm down after a couple of days.
It’s only normal to see a tiny bit of blood in your saliva within 24 hours following your surgery. If you’re bleeding excessively, grab a gauze pad and bite on it for about 30 minutes. However, if the bleeding persists, you’ll have to call your dentist right away.
It’s also normal to experience a nosebleed for a couple of days after your surgery if you’ve had an implant placed on your upper jaw.
To speed up your recovery period, your dentist will instruct you to drink plenty of fluids and consume soft foods for at least 24 hours after your surgery. You’ll also be advised to steer clear of hot foods and drinks until the effects of the anesthesia wear off or swill liquids over the surgical site.
At Village Square Dental, we want to make your smile whole again. Contact us today to find out if dental implants may be the right option for you.