Getting ready to embark on a dental implant journey? The time ahead will be exciting, but demand a few additional precautions during your daily life. If you study up on how you’ll need to treat your teeth post-implant surgery, you’ll be ready for anything. Let our Ealing dental implants team help guide you through this process.
If you ever have questions after receiving your implants, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help, and to ensure successful implants that last for many years to come.
Ensuring Successful Tooth Replacement
Because your implants need to integrate with your jaw bone, the healing process takes some time. During this period, it’s important that the implants don’t encounter forces that might bump them or disturb their healing. If you treat your implants with gentle care, you’ll be ready for restorations in no time.
For most patients, post-surgery healing takes between 2-4 months. Take this precautions to be sure that healing progresses as expected, and your oral health doesn’t suffer in the interim:
- Get more sleep than usual – It’s while you’re sleeping that the body does a majority of its repairing and healing. After you’re ill or have a surgical procedure, you may find yourself feeling weary, signifying that it might be beneficial to get additional rest. If there’s one period to say yes to naps, it’s after receiving your implants!
- Follow Dr. Dariush’s aftercare instructions – Our office will provide you with a guide to healing and care. Follow these instructions carefully to be sure you are eating, cleaning, and approaching your surgical sites appropriately. We will schedule follow-up exams so that we can keep an eye on your progress, so be sure to keep these.
- Clean your teeth gently but thoroughly – Continue to brush and floss, but do so with special care. Dr. Dariush might recommend specific products (e.g., medicated mouthwash or water flosser) to simplify your oral hygiene experience.
- Be vigilant for signs of potential problems – Watch out for any signs of infection, and check in with us if you’re experiencing unusual discomfort or you think something might be wrong.