5 Things to remember after your dental implants
So, are you finally all ready to receive dental implants - hooray for that! You must be excited to finally have a set of teeth that allows you to smile confidently, right? Dental implants, for many years, have transformed the smiles and changed the lives of patients without any worries. These natural-looking false teeth last longer than any other teeth replacement option, and that might be the selling part for you. However, there are so many things you need to remember once you get your dental implants done.
1. There might be some discomfort!
Getting dental implants done is a surgical procedure, and it is normal to face some slight discomfort in the days that follow, but it subsides after that. You might experience facial swelling and bruising or pain at the surgical site and even minor bleeding, but it is all normal, so you do not have to panic. Just take an ample amount of rest and medicines prescribed to you at the time! Generally, these symptoms vary from patient to patient and subside within 2-3 days of surgery, but if you still face some symptoms and the pain is increasing, visit your dentist right away.
2. Keep a check on your post-surgery diet!
Sorry to say, but after you get your dental implants, you need to take care of your diet, especially in the days following the surgery. There are some dietary restrictions patient needs to abide by even after the healing process has finished, to keep dental implants in good condition. It is recommended to have a liquid diet or soft food for the first couple of days after the surgery to accelerate the healing process. After that, you can have healthy milkshakes, oatmeal, smoothies, and anything that is not hard. After the 3rd or 4th day, you can start taking items that are easily chewable, like poached eggs, macaroni, cheese, and anything soft. Also, make sure if you have any drinks like smoothies, do NOT drink them with a straw as it can cause more bleeding.
3. Do not forget to brush regularly!
This is a no-brainer that you must brush regularly - isn't it? Not just to keep your dental implants in good shape but also to make sure the rest of your teeth are healthy and free from cavities. It does not matter what type of brush you are using or what is the brand only thing that matters is that the bristles should be soft.
4. Floss regularly!
Just like brushing your teeth, flossing is also important to keep your teeth healthy and free from any cavities. Just make sure you floss gently!
5. Take an ample amount of rest!
Once you get dental implants, it does not mean your new smile is ready for the world - you still need some rest. So, take a good plenty amount of rest, follow the diet, take medicines on time.
Congratulations on your new smile, but do not forget to take good care of it!