Post-op Care Instructions

How to take care of your implants after you have them.

Congratulations on your new dental implants! Let's make sure they stay permanent and healthy. During the first 24 hours you might feel slight tenderness, some swelling, or a bit of discomfort where the implant was placed.

 

Don’t be surprised if you see a bit of bleeding, or redness in your saliva. Here are some tips to reduce initial swelling and discomfort. Following these will also help your new teeth last a lifetime.

  • Apply ice during the first 48 hours.

  • Rinse with warm salt water four or five times a day for the first 48 hours, and especially after meals.

  • Brush your teeth, including the implant and abutment, but be gentle while the area is healing. Avoid hard or chewy foods for about six weeks.

  • Be careful while eating hard foods, such a nuts.

  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco.

  • Practice good oral hygiene like you should with your original teeth.

  • Brush and floss regularly. Schedule regular check ups with your dentist. 

 

And, if you are experiencing something unusual, call your implant dentist immediately.