Post op instructions after placing implant
Your Dental implant has been placed. There will be a little bleeding. Fold 2 pieces of gauze and place them over the implant gently bite down on the gauze applying slight pressure for 20-30 minutes then check the gauze if there is still bleeding fold new gauze and replace the gauze you already have the bleeding should stop within 30-60 minutes in most cases there shouldn’t be much bleeding. Now given the case that there is excessive bleeding, dampen a tea bag and gently bite on it this will stop the bleeding.
As with any surgery there will be some level of discomfort. Please take an over the counter pain reliever before the anesthetic wears off,such as Ibuprofen,Tylenol, Advil,Or Motrin. If you are taking Coumadin or Plavix do not take Ibuprofen or any Aspirin products ask your Dr. which would be most adequate for you.If the pain is severe you may need to take a prescription pain reliever. Although the office should already have this on file, be sure and remind the Dr. and staff if you are allergic to any medications. Do not drive or operate machinery when using prescription pain medication as it can make you drowsy and only take as prescribed never exceed the recommended dose
FOOD AD CHEWING
Do not eat until the anesthetic wears off as you may accidentally cause injury to yourself while chewing.For the first 2 weeks immediately for the surgery avoid crunchy and spicy foods also avoid chewing on the implant site try chewing on the opposite side if possible and limit yourself to the softer foods.
continue your regular oral hygiene using toothpaste and a soft toothbrush and warm salt water rinses or a medicated rinse such as peridex as these will help keep the area clean.
The suture will last 2-3 days do not pull or try to remove suture yourself you will be returning to the office in 2 weeks
If any swelling is to occur it will be within the first 24 hours after your surgery and may last several days do not be alarmed this is your body beginning the healing process to try and avoid major swelling immediately began applying an ice pack 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for the first 24 hours.You do not need to do this while you sleep.If there is any swelling after 48 hours use moist but warm compressions.
Dr. Yoon does many dental implants and depending on the situation, we are concerned about different details. For example, when a single implant is placed on the anterior tooth, cosmetics become one of the chief concerns. Therefore, how deep the implant fixture is placed is crucial. Posterior or molar implants are placed mostly for chewing purposes. If a patient creates strong bite force or clenches their teeth, splinting implant crowns will be considered. Also space dental keeps a large inventory of various sizes of implants so we are always prepared for any scenarios. For further information, please call or text us at 424-348-2234.