Once your home regimen begins, cleaning is one of the most important elements in ensuring permanence of your dental implants. This is especially important in the days immediately following surgery.
Because your implants are artificial teeth, these are the points to keep in mind:
The first 48 hours after dental implant surgery tend to be the most pivotal. Symptoms are more pronounced, and keeping any discomfort away is vital. To help a smooth recovery and avoid any complications, make sure to follow these tips:
Continue care for your entire mouth after the second and third days following the procedure. Noticeable symptoms may include dry lips, a sore throat, and stiff jaw muscles. These are the normal side effects of using gauze immediately after implant placement surgery.
After dental implant surgery you need to continue to follow the above instructions of care. Using these dental tools and regularly visiting your dentist will allow your implants to naturally heal. The other point to consider is altering your diet by incorporating less acidic foods, eating softer foods, and having nutrient-rich drinks.
One step that also can’t be overemphasized is you need to schedule post-operative appointments with Dr. Brace and his St. Louis Dental Team. It’s essential to the health of your dental implant, and it allows us to clean and inspect your teeth to ensure everything is recovering as needed.
Before your dental implant procedure, it would be wise to have all the necessary aftercare tools on hand. The last thing you’ll want to do once surgery is complete is to run to the store to buy the necessary supplies. You need your rest.
You’ll care for your dental implants similarly to how you care for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, floss daily, and rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash. In addition to this, it’s essential that you visit us for your bi-yearly dental exams.
After your implant fixture is placed, it’ll take about 3-6 months for your jaw to heal so that your porcelain crown can be attached.
Once your entire dental implant is complete, it takes about two weeks for your restoration to fully heal.
The first 24 to 48 hours following your implant placement procedure is a crucial time for you to rest and recover. After at least 48 hours, you’ll most likely be free to travel and even fly.
We recommend that you receive an evaluation from Dr. Brace before you travel to ensure you won’t experience any complications.
Dr. Barry Brace
469 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO
Monday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm