After the dental implant procedure
Whether you have dental implant surgery in one stage or multiple stages, you may experience some of the typical discomforts associated with any type of dental surgery, such as:
- Swelling of your gums and face
- Bruising of your skin and gums
- Pain at the implant site
- Minor bleeding
You may need pain medications or antibiotics after dental implant surgery. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your dentist.
After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals. Typically, your surgeon will use stitches that dissolve on their own. If your stitches aren’t self-dissolving, your doctor removes them.
What is the Dental Implant Procedure and the Recovery Process?
When you schedule your dental implant procedure, our dentist will be in touch with you, and will answer any and all questions.
It’s quite normal for a patient to be put under twilight anesthesia during the procedure. Medication will be prescribed to help you manage any pain you may experience. However, many patients find that the pain is significantly less than what they anticipated.
It is in this stage that you will receive a temporary prosthesis (bridge or crowns).
At our My Implant Dentist clinics in Perth, this happens on the same day as the procedure, so you will leave with a beautiful, natural smile.
Be aware, there are a few limitations with this prosthesis until you get your permanent prosthesis (also known as a definitive).
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