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AFTER DENTAL IMPLANTS

  • Rest is the order of the day. Keep your head elevated
  • Apply ice to the area from the outside- fifteen minutes on and fifteen minutes off.
  • Take the antibiotic as directed until gone.
  • If a prescription for Peridex was given, use it twice a day as directed in the package insert.
  • Bite on the gauze provided to help stop bleeding. Change the gauze every 20 to 30 minutes until the bleeding stops. Start rinsing your mouth the day after surgery.
  • If you wear dentures, do not wear them until instructed to do so (usually about a week).
  • Drink plenty of water and juice today. Cool soft foods today and warm soft foods until comfortable. Be careful of the incision, as breakdown can cause exposure of the implants.
  • You may have some bruising about the face and neck. This is normal and, while may be alarming, is no cause for concern. Swelling is also expected, and usually lasts several days.
  • If you had implants in your upper jaw, you may experience some bleeding from your nose. Treat it with pressure and elevation of your head, and it will generally subside.
  • Please call if you have any questions.