What to expect when healing from the placement of dental implants
- Posted on: May 15 2022
The placement of dental implants is performed during a dental procedure in which an artificial tooth is inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are a popular choice for people who have lost teeth due to injury or disease, and they offer many benefits over other forms of dental replacement, such as dentures and bridges. Choosing dental implants is a personal decision, and the team at Smile Texas can assist you in determining if implants are right for your needs. When you are thinking about moving forward with implants, Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Sugar Land, TX will discuss what you can expect during the healing process after dental implant placement. We will also provide information on how to care for your dental implants properly and what to do if any complications arise.
What to expect after your procedure
The dental implant placement procedure is typically performed in two stages. The first stage involves the surgical placement of the dental implant into the jawbone. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and generally requires a brief recovery period. It may also be performed with the use of sedation to ensure patient comfort from start to finish. You may experience some minor discomfort and swelling following surgery, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication effectively. If you have significant pain, the doctor may prescribe a stronger pharmaceutical to address discomfort.
Post-operative instructions following dental implant placement
Post-operative instructions and recommendations will be given to you by Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Sugar Land, TX after you have had your surgery. In general, it is important that you follow these instructions closely in order to ensure a safe and healthy healing process. You will likely be instructed to refrain from eating any crunchy or hard foods for a period of time, as they could damage the dental implant or surrounding tissue. It is also critical that you maintain good oral hygiene practices during your recovery, which includes brushing and flossing regularly. If possible, avoid smoking cigarettes as this can inhibit healing.
What to do if complications arise
Although dental implants are typically a safe and successful treatment option, occasionally complications may occur. Some common problems associated with dental implants include pain, swelling, and infection.
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