What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery

Hello, my name is Dr. Grey Kantor. I’m here with Kantor Dental Group, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology.

Today, I want to talk about implants, and what to expect after implant surgery. After implant surgery, you should expect some soreness, but the most important thing is to just simply stay off of it. You don’t want to touch it in any way. So, bumping it with food, even just swishing water is not good, ’cause that can move the gums around in a way that you don’t want. So, for the next couple days, don’t even swish water.

What can be helpful is some warm salt water. You put the warm salt water in your mouth and you just tilt your head back and forth. The ways to take care of it are one, put ice on it. Swelling is really bad for implants. It causes an acidic environment and slows the healing process, so ice it. You see any swelling, ice it. Bruising, it can happen, also is helped with icing.

Right after the surgery, if there’s any continuous bleeding for more than two hours, definitely give your dentist a call. There is expected some soreness, as I said at the beginning, but not to worry, there are definitely some drugs. One that most people don’t think about, Advil and Tylenol together. Advil and Tylenol together is actually stronger than Vicodins. So a lot people like the idea of Vicodin, but it’s considered actually stronger, especially for tooth pain, than Vicodin. So Advil and Tylenol.

If you have any more questions about how to take care of an implant after surgery, come get an implant here at Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California. Please subscribe.

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