After having your dental implant surgery you should be informed about proper tips to maintain your dental implants. The first 48 hours are really important because this is the time when various symptoms can be noticed. Let’s read about what could appear after the implant surgery and learn some tooth implant aftercare tips.
Pain, Swelling, Bleeding
These are signs showing that your body is trying to heal itself naturally. You should not remove the gauze packs, keep pressure on the gauze to keep the dental implant in its place. Don’t eat solid foods and avoid hot foods. You should not perform any heavy tasks or got to work for 48 hours. Don’t disturb the area of the implant. You can use mild salt water and ice bag to comfort the swelling.
Choosing the right brush: The area must be cleaned with a very soft brush during the first week.
Flossing: Flossing is gonna remove all the food particles or the plaque from your teeth. You can use unwaxed tape or floss threader. To avoid hurting the implant area you can consult your doctor about how to floss and what material is best for you.
Oral irrigator: Irrigators or water flosser devices can be used with a non metal tip. Make sure you dip it in an anti bacterial solution before using it. You can use it once or twice a day.
It is needless to say that you should visit your doctor at least once a week. Right after the surgery you should visit the clinic often . The doctor is gonna examine your tooth and its surrounding tissues. You can discuss any problem with your doctor. If needed the doctor can do a scaling. This will clean your tooth more deeply. A successful surgery always depends on proper cleaning and aftercare. Careful handling of the area with the implant is needed to avoid any infection. One must not ignore it to have successful dental implant.