How to Properly Recover Following Dental Implant Placement
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Dental implants are a new discover in the dental world and they are providing people with a much more confident way to replace one or three or a few more of their teeth without having to use partials that can be removed from the mouth.
Due to this, people are opting for the use of dentures that stay in the mouth and act just like the other teeth found in the mouth.
There is a recovery period that is required after the patient goes through the process to have the preeminent denture placed into their gum.
The Recovery Process After a Dental Implant
The healing time and process will vary from patient to patient depending on the length of time of the procedure, whether a bone graph was required or other factors.
The patient will be given their specific instructions, but for those that want a general idea of what to expect, you can expect to have some down time after having an implant put in.
Some pain and swelling will be seen in the mouth, but pain medications are prescribed to ensure that the patient does not have to be uncomfortable. Soft foods or drinks should be consumed for a specific amount of time until the area has healed. Harder items can cause the implant to not properly heal in the area.
Sometimes, a dental implant can take up to 6 months to fully heal, which is why it is important that the patient keep the area clean and follow all of the care instructions given by the professional.
If you are considering a dental implant, it is important to speak with professionals that can provide it. Speak with us here and we can have our professionals give you more information on the process of having one put in, as well as what to expect with the recovery.
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