Post-Implant Surgery/Implant Treatment Instructions
After undergoing implant surgery or implant treatment, it’s crucial to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Manage Discomfort: Expect some pain, bleeding, swelling, and seeping, which are normal after oral surgery. Refrain from inspecting the site with your tongue or fingers, and avoid pulling on your lip. Contact our office immediately if you experience excessive bleeding or discomfort beyond 48-72 hours.
- Pain Management: Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as directed on the label or by our office for pain relief.
- Reduce Swelling: Apply a cold compress near the implant site for the first 36 hours, followed by moist heat to reduce swelling.
- Oral Hygiene: Rinse gently with warm salt water three times a day. Avoid brushing near the surgery site but maintain oral hygiene as instructed.
- Dietary Restrictions: Stick to liquids and soft foods for the first few days. Avoid hot, spicy foods, carbonated, and alcoholic beverages.
- Activity Restrictions: Rest on the day of surgery and gradually resume normal activities the following day.
- Follow-Up Care: Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
Remember, if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding or swelling, or have any concerns, please contact our office. For serious emergencies, dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. For any questions or concerns, or to schedule a follow-up appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. We’re here to ensure your recovery goes smoothly and answer any queries you may have.