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Dental Implant Treatment Recovery Tips

Getting dental implants at the Dental Implant Group is one of the best decisions you can make for your missing teeth problem. The placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure, so you are expected to go through a recovery period after the treatment. This time for recovery also enables the surgical site to heal, as the titanium dental implants integrate with the surrounding tissue. While it is best to give your body as much time as it needs to heal from the procedure, there are things you can do to make the recovery period a much more comfortable and manageable one.

A certain level of bleeding may be expected on the surgical site, immediately after the implant placement. You may be required to apply pressure using a gauze pad on the site to help stop the bleeding. If it does not stop after a few hours, get in touch with your implant dentist as soon as possible. To help manage the bleeding (and also to help with overall recovery) you will need to relax and avoid strenuous activities for a few days after the procedure.

Some pain may be felt on the implant site after the placement. Take the prescribed pain relievers to help ease the discomfort. Keep your mouth clean by gently swishing (not gargling) saltwater, and avoid touching the surgical site; you can brush the rest of your teeth normally, as long as the implant site is not bothered. During meal times, it is best to stick to a liquid or soft diet so that the surgical site will not be disturbed.

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