After Dr. Sayed has completed the dental implant process, many patients are unaware that they can have an impact on the success of their new smile. We’ve put together a comprehensive post-operative guide to help ensure you properly care for your implants and maintain good oral health.
Right after your implant surgery, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do to ensure an efficient recovery. Follow these tips within the first few days of your healing period so you don’t jeopardize the healing process.
After your initial recovery period, it’s crucial to keep up with good oral hygiene and use the right products in order to ensure a long-lasting implant. If you follow these simple tips, your new smile will continue to radiate beauty and confidence for years to come.
Taking care of your oral health will provide you and your implant with great benefits. The health of your gums is a vital factor for the success of your implant. It’s important to know that even though your implant itself won’t decay or become infected, the supporting tissue around it still can.
If you don’t brush and floss properly every day, your gums will begin to build up bacteria and form plaque and tartar. This will lead to an infection in your gums and around your implant, known as peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis will weaken your gums and loosen your implant, eventually leading to implant failure. In order to avoid this, you need to brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and use mouthwash to ensure you’re completely removing any bacteria or food particles in your mouth.
Some dental care products are beneficial for dental implants, but others can actually harm them. Luckily, your cleaning routine is the same as it is with your natural teeth. Some factors to consider when choosing your products include:
Make sure you keep up with your regular professional cleanings and exams with Dr. Sayed so he can ensure everything is going well with your implants. If he finds any unexpected issues, he’ll be able to treat them right away to avoid complications in the future.
If you have any other questions throughout your healing process, be sure to contact our office right away to ensure a successful recovery.
However, gentle heat is more beneficial after the first 24 hours have elapsed. It also helps to sleep propped up slightly on two to three pillows underneath your head.
If after a few days you experience increasing pain and swelling, contact our office immediately. This way we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible so that we can ensure you’re not beginning to develop an infection.
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