When it comes to dental implant surgery, many often think it’s a complicated procedure. But we would like to let you know that it is absolutely worthwhile, and the recovery time differs from person to person. Let’s check what you can expect after the dental implant surgery.
The recovery time is usually not that long. Usually, its major symptoms last a week, but sometimes recovery can take longer, as it also depends on the number of teeth implanted. You may experience mild bleeding from the surgical site, and it’s normal for a few hours after surgery. There might be some swelling and drainage, which will be fine in 2-3 days.
From the third day, the bruising starts dissipating, and the pain subsides over time. For about a week, you may have stiff jaw muscles, sore and dry tongue as well as throat, which will soon subside.
If you have received only one implant, then the recovery time will be shorter; on the other hand, full implant surgery may take more time to recover.
If you do not have enough jaw bone strength, then you may need bone graft surgery. This may extend the recovery to a few more weeks. The discomfort you feel may subside by the next month or two.
Take a look at these tips for a smooth recovery
1. Using Ice
Ice can act as a good pain reliever, especially if you have swelling. This can also help reduce inflammation and block local nerves from sending pain signals.
2. Brush Your Teeth Lightly
Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and also brush your teeth gently around the newly implanted teeth to avoid the risk of damaging the healing tissue.
3. Rinse with Salt Water
Rinsing your mouth using salt water can help relieve pain and reduce the chances of infection or swelling caused by the build-up of fluid. This will help keep the area clean and promote healing.
4. Avoid Consuming Hard & Acidic Foods
It would be better not to consume hard and acidic foods as they might hurt the implanted site, cause irritation, pain, and inflammation.
5. Use An Antiseptic Mouthwash
Use a gentle Antiseptic Mouthwash to wash off the bacteria in your mouth.
Arden Dental Center offers comprehensive dental care solutions, including the dental implant. For more details and appointments, call us at (630) 529-0303, book online, or visit us directly at 303 E Army Trail Rd Ste 421, Bloomingdale, IL 60108.