Dental implant surgery is a life-changing treatment that can last a lifetime with proper care. Implants one of the most popular solutions to tooth loss with an extremely high success rate in comparison to alternative restorative treatments. They improve the self-esteem and confidence of patients, while also restoring their overall health. Additionally, the recovery period can go smoothly and efficiently if you follow these simple tips provided by Dr. Svoboda.
Recovery from dental implant surgery varies from patient to patient. There are multiple factors that should be taken into consideration such as the number of teeth affected, how many implants were inserted, how you manage the recovery process, and how extensive the surgery was.
If your particular case involves little to no grafting, your recovery period will be easier and result in minimal swelling and discomfort. However, if your treatment requires multiple implants and supplemental procedures, then the recovery process may take a little longer.
As mentioned, recovery from dental implant surgery depends on the severity of the procedure. Some side effects of implant surgery include swelling, occasional bruising, and discomfort. Usually, there is more swelling if bone or soft tissue grafting is needed at the time of surgery. However, if grafting isn’t necessary, the chances of discomfort minimize.
Dr. Svodoba suggests different ways to minimize the amount of pain and swelling experienced. It’s important to leave the irritated area alone and give it the necessary time it needs to heal. In general, the swelling should subside after 48 hours if given the time needed to heal. Ice packs may also be used to assist with recovery by using the “20 minutes on, 20 minutes off” method.
Eating may be a challenge over the course of the first week of recovery. A nutritious, healthy diet is important for comfort and healing, as well as eating softer foods is highly recommended. Scrambled eggs, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and fruit smoothies are all good choices throughout your dental implant recovery.
Some patients may need more than ten days until they’re able to fully chew food again. Foods like chips, popcorn, and nuts should be avoided because of the trauma it may cause to the gums.
At Park Place Dental Center, we want to ensure that you’re taken care of. Our amazing staff will see to it that you have everything you need and more following your surgery. Any questions will be answered and any concerns will be resolved. Dr. Svoboda promises to provide the best care possible when considering dental implants.
Dr. Emil Svoboda
110 Queen Street East
CAN L6V 1B1
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