10 cares for dental implants

10 cares for dental implants


The placement of dental implants is a treatment that is carried out in a habitual way and that over the years has reached increasing success rates. It is, therefore, a procedure that with the precautions and proper care should not generate complications.

If you are thinking of replacing your missing teeth with implants, or have just submitted to the intervention, you are recommended to go for dental clinic for implants in dubai and  follow the following tips. These will help make the postoperative period bearable and contribute to the long-term survival of the treatment.

How will I feel after the surgery?

It is very infrequent that after the placement of a dental implant, severe pain appears in the intervened area. However, it is usual to feel small discomfort or a localized inflammation.

Both symptoms are transient and can be mitigated with the medication prescribed by the dentist or maxillofacial surgeon who carried out the intervention.

What care should I follow after implant placement?

Although the most specific recommendations for each person are offered by the professional who performed the surgery, we have summarized a series of general guidelines regarding care and dental hygiene.

1- Diet

You should wait at least 2 hours after surgery to start drinking or eating something. Once that period has been met, our compassion and honest dentist in Dubai recommend that you follow a soft and cold diet for the rest of the day, avoiding chewing on the intervened area.

Although you should drink plenty of fluids and cold drinks are recommended, it is important that you do not drink alcohol.

2- Mouth Rinses

Do not rinse your mouth or spit immediately after the procedure. This can destroy the clot or cause the stitches to fall and produce more bleeding.

From the day after the implant placement, rinse gently with a mouthwash prescribed by the doctor.

3- Brushing the Teeth

The same day of surgery you should avoid brushing. However, from the next day you can start brushing your teeth gently. Of course, it is important that you do not brush the area of ​​the mouth that has been operated.

4- Bleeding

The surgery causes bleeding that can be sustained for 24-48 hours afterwards. To help control it, place a gauze over the bleeding area , bite it to keep it in place, and change it when necessary.

5- Inflammation

It is common for the inflammation to continue for 48-72 hours after the intervention. To relieve the swelling, apply a cold compress with light pressure on the affected area.

Although it is also possible to apply ice, prolonged use can cause skin burns. Therefore, if this option is chosen, it is preferable to apply it in 10-minute intervals and then rest during the same period of time.

6- Physical Exercise

The same day of surgery it is important that you rest as much as possible. If you practice a sport regularly, we recommend that you suspend the activity for a week. In this way, we will avoid unforeseen complications related to bleeding, inflammation or pain.

7- Medication

After the intervention, the implantologist prescribes certain analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medication both to combat pain and inflammation and to prevent infection.

Follow the doctor’s instructions regarding these medications and do not interrupt the treatment too soon without just cause. If you notice any unfavorable reaction when taking the medication, stop taking it immediately and get in touch with the surgeon.

8- Tobacco

Tobacco is a factor that contributes in a very important way to the success of implants both in the short and long term. This does not mean that all smokers necessarily experience the failure of their dental implants.

However, the complication probabilities are higher. Tobacco smoke irritates tissues, delays healing and increases the risk of infection.

Although we already know how difficult it can be to quit smoking, our advice is to quit this habit before surgery. If this is not possible, at least reduce the consumption of cigarettes as much as possible.

9- Hygiene

If with our natural teeth it is important to be rigorous with hygiene, once we have implants this importance increases even more. Therefore, maintaining a good routine of care will contribute to these enduring in our mouth throughout life. 

The use of the toothbrush, which can be both manual and electric, should be complemented with silk or interdental brushes. That is, once we brush the crowns, in the same way that we do with our original teeth, we must deal with the interproximal spaces.

In addition to these basic care, it is recommended to complement daily dental hygiene with the use of a mouth irrigator after brushing. By direct application of a jet of water, the irrigator allows to eliminate a greater amount of bacterial plaque that accumulates in teeth, gums and other areas of the mouth that the toothbrush can not access.

10- Periodic Reviews

Even if you feel that the surgery has been a success and your postoperative period has passed normally, it is essential to comply with the schedule of revisions established by the implantologist.

Although the best indications on the frequency with which to go to consultation are those offered by the surgeon who performed the intervention, we can usually say that a patient with dental implants must go to review every 6 months. For its part, a person with a healthy mouth and without interventions should do it every 8-10 months.

If after reading this article you have any questions about the dental implants with professional clinic or are interested in knowing more details about the necessary care during the postoperative period, we offer you the possibility of going to a first consultation to our clinic.

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