Implant Placement

Post-Operative Instructions
Following Implant Placement

Generally following routine implant placement, there is minimal discomfort. Some bleeding is normal for the first 24 hours, following surgery.

Excessive Bleeding If you experience excessive bleeding, bite down firmly on a gauze pad for 30 minutes to control the bleeding.
Swelling Swelling is also very common after surgery. To help minimize the swelling, apply an ice pack on the face (near the incision line) for the first six hours following surgery.
Medication You have been given medications to minimize any discomfort. Follow the instructions.
FIRST 24 HOURS Post-surgery, you may have a metal abutment protruding though the gum tissue. It is important that a blood clot be allowed to form at the incision site to help the healing process. Please avoid the following activities as they may dislodge the clot:

  • Disturbing the wound
  • Rinsing vigorously
  • Spitting
  • Sucking on straws
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Drinking carbonated beverages

Stick to soft, lukewarm foods. Avoid hot liquids or food as they can prolong bleeding. We also recommend avoiding strenuous activity, as the resulting increase in blood pressure can cause throbbing of bleeding.

AFTER 24 HOURS

You may return to your normal diet after 24 hours, unless you were given different instructions. Please remember to:

  • Chew food on the side opposite to where the surgery was done.
  • Use warm, salt water rinses (consisting of one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water) at least five times a day.
  • Brush your teeth gently around the incision areas avoiding the gum tissue with the toothbrush.

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