Are you getting dental implants, or are you thinking about getting implants? If you are, you need to understand what the procedure entails and the dental implants aftercare procedures to make sure you are healing properly. Our dentists in Brea can work to help you understand more about the implants and about the best options for your dental care. The following are some simple dental implants aftercare tips you should remember for after the procedure. They can help to make the process as easy as possible.
After the procedure, you will want to hold off on eating at least until the local anesthetic has worn off. The only thing you should have before then is a cold drink, preferably water. During the first day after the procedure, avoid hot foods and drink, and try to keep liquid away from the area of the implant. Do not probe the area with your tongue or fingers either.
Be ready for some swelling. Many patients will have swelling in the area within the first couple of days of the implant. This will go away after a few more days. You can reduce the swelling with an icepack wrapped in a towel and held on your cheek. Hold it there for 10 minutes. Take a break of about 20 minutes at least before applying the pack again.
Most of the time, pain is not a problem for those who have undergone implant dentistry. However, if you are in pain, you can take some simple over the counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen. If the pain is severe, you will want to get in touch with the dentist. They can advise you on what do to and make sure you do not have an infection.