You’re interesting in having Dallas dental implants done, but you’re not sure what to expect either during or after the procedure. A completely normal situation. Different dentists do the procedure in their own ways, and suggest different methods of recovery after they are done. At Elite Dental Associates, we are here to help you every step of the way, from first consult to your final follow-up.
If you’re not completely clear on what Dallas dental implants are, that’s okay too. This procedure is a more permanent, and minimal version of dentures, fixing single teeth at a time where they are missing in a patient’s mouth. We take an artificial root made of titanium and implant it in the jaw, resembling your natural teeth. This is ideal for patients with single teeth missing that would like a more complete smile.
We recently found a helpful article from Lowell Smile Center that describes five helpful and easy tips for recovering from Dallas dental implants:
Your body knows how to heal, but it will need the rest in order to facilitate the process. You could go back to work and your regular schedule almost immediately after the surgery. However, you will probably want to take some rest and relax for at least a day or longer depending on your health.
2. Swelling and pain relief medication:
You should get a prescription from your dentist and have it filled on the way home if necessary. Often this can be one and the same medication. You may want to take the medication on schedule even if you feel that the pain is bearable because the medication also helps the swelling. Additionally, remember that you are taking medication for the pain relief so be careful not to over use the sensitive area even if you do not feel pain.
3. Salt water rinses:
Salt water rinses will help the healing process. You should rinse three times a day with warm salt water (put a tsp. of salt in a cup of warm water, rinse-swish-spit) to reduce pain and swelling.
You must be careful when brushing. You should always be gentle when brushing, but you must take extra care not to scrub the area too hard and pull the stitching out. You should continue to make sure the area is clean though because bacteria will get in the area and you must gently brush to remove the bacteria. The salt water rinses and brushing should take place at the same time in order to get the best results and it will help you remember to do both of them.
5. Soft food diet:
You will want to keep your diet to softer items such as yogurt and mush. Be careful not to eat lots of sugared items like ice cream. This will require more cleansing and it is difficult to get all of the sensitive areas with brushing. You may want to ask your dentist for a list of items that is recommended for you to eat after surgery. A good healthy diet will also help you recover faster because your body will have the nutrients necessary to facilitate the healing process.”
If you follow all of the above tips for recovering from Dallas dental implants, you are sure to have the healthiest and most pain-free post-procedure experience. If you have any other questions about what to expect during or after the procedure, give us a call at 214-220-2424 and we can answer all of your questions and set up your consultation!