Our Top 5 Tips for Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery

Whether you’ve booked in for your dental implant surgery at our Loughborough dental practice already or you’re still weighing up your options, there’s lots of important information to know about caring for your mouth, teeth and gums after treatment. Today, our Loughborough-based dentists will advise you on what to do post-care, so you can ensure your results are the best as possible. Here are our 5 top tips for recovering from dental implant surgery.

Watch what you eat

Dental implant surgery is performed in two stages. First, the metal root part of the tooth implant is placed. Then, healing takes place while you wear a temporary crown. Once everything has healed properly and your tooth implant has adhered to your gum and jawbone, the permanent crown (usually porcelain) can be placed.

While everything’s healing in the first week or two, you’ll want to focus on eating soft foods and drinks – think mash, stewed fruit, soups, yoghurts, smoothies and shakes, cottage cheese, jelly and others. This helps prevent pain and damage to the area.

1. Keep your mouth clean

Even with a very sore or sensitive mouth after your dental implants, it is important to keep on top of your oral health. This can help to prevent infection while you heal. Brush, floss and use mouthwash as before, but take care around the surgical site – perhaps by switching to a softer toothbrush, and by using salt water rinses.

dental implant structure in Loughborough Orthodontics and Implant studio

2. Check your pain relief

Some painkillers can disrupt healing – for example, aspirin is a blood-thinning medication and can make the tooth implant site bleed more, and ibuprofen may not be advised. Talk to our team in Loughborough and/or your doctor if you need more advice, as some various other medications and supplements should be avoided. You can also use covered ice packs to treat any swelling that may occur.

3. Attend any follow-ups

Depending on your case, you may have one or more check-ups scheduled in, which help make sure your mouth, teeth and gums are healing nicely after your tooth implant surgery. If that’s the case, ensure you stick to your appointments here in Loughborough – so we can make sure any potential problems are spotted early and your treatment stays on track.

4. Avoid heavy exercise

Healing is crucial in those first few days – so go easy on the exercise programme. Gentle walking and hiking are fine, but high-impact sports and exercising might cause swelling in the treated area.

Talk to our team in Loughborough

For questions, comments, concerns and anything else about tooth implants, give our Loughborough dental practice a call or fill out our contact form today.

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