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Preparing for Dental Implants Placement Aftercare
Dental Implants have become one of the most popular ways for people to replace one or more missing teeth. Even for patients that would typically get dentures to replace all of their teeth are opting for implants for their teeth replacement.
Many factors make dental implants the best choice for tooth replacement. Not only do they not shift or move after being placed, but the stimulation that the implant post gives to the jawbone also helps immensely. Typically people have to worry about their jawbone deteriorating and resulting in a sagging jawline. With dental implants, this is avoided, and the stimulation keeps the jawbone healthy and avoids deterioration.
What kind of aftercare is needed with dental implants?
After getting dental implants, the dentist will give you some aftercare instructions. However, we will go over the basics here so that you feel prepared for what is needed.
Brushing the teeth is important
After getting dental implants keeping the mouth and teeth clean is important. A person should brush their teeth, although avoid brushing directly on the site of where the implant was placed. Brushing the teeth around the area and all the other teeth, though, is essential.
Salt rinses are beneficial
Making a mixture of a warm salt rinse can be very helpful in the healing of the area that the implant was placed. It is important, however, to make sure the rinse is not too hot and scalds the mouth or area. This could be painful and cause more harm than good. Making sure it is simply warm is an excellent way to ensure it is not too hot.
Is there anything to avoid?
It is important not to eat anything until the local anesthesia wears off. Eating too soon could cause some discomfort later from not realizing that some chewing or food was directly on the site where the implant was inserted.
It is also important to not directly touch the area or use the tongue to do the same thing. Keeping the area clean and with nothing touching or pushing against the implant will help speed along the recovery period.
It is also suggested that no strenuous activity or working out is done for at least 48 hours after the implant procedure. The increase in blood flow could cause bleeding to occur. Plan on taking it easy and not doing anything too active.
Have more questions about dental implant aftercare?
Contact our office, and we will gladly give you all the information you will need for the aftercare practices after getting dental implants. Our staff is trained in the best techniques to ensure our patients have a quick and speedy recovery and get to enjoy their dental implant for years to come. Give us a call today!
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