Dental implant aftercare is the ongoing care and maintenance required to ensure the long-term success of a dental implant. Proper home care after dental implant surgery can help prevent complications and maintain the health and function of the implant.
Proper oral hygiene after dental implant surgery is crucial by brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing regularly. Be sure to clean around the implant carefully to remove any plaque and food debris.
What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?
You may experience pain and discomfort in the implant site after the surgery. Our dentist will prescribe pain medication to help manage the pain. Swelling and bruising in the implant site and surrounding area is also common after surgery. You can gently apply a cold compress to the affected area for 20 minutes to reduce swelling.
You may experience some bleeding early in your dental implant surgery recovery, but it should be minimal.
What To Eat After Dental Implant Surgery?
Our dentist will recommend a soft food diet for dental implant care after surgery for a few days to allow the implant site to heal. Here are some recommended foods to eat after dental implant surgery:
- Soups and broths
- Soft-cooked vegetables like carrots, squash, and broccoli
- Mashed potatoes
- Soft fruits like ripe bananas, avocados, and applesauce
- Scrambled eggs or soft-boiled eggs
Follow the post-op instructions from UR Smile Dental of Clute, and you should have a healthy and happy smile soon. Call our dentist if you have any questions or doubts!