The Do’s of Dental Implants

The mouth is one of the more sensitive parts of our body. From the roots of our teeth, to the gums that surround them, proper care determines how sensitive our mouth is. When you go in for oral surgery, we will provide you with the anesthesia to keep you comfortable and make it pain free, but the way that you maintain the dental implant will affect the way that it heals. Here are a few of the basic things for you to take into consideration after a dental implant.

Maintenance

If a consistent dental routine wasn’t important to you before, it most definitely should be after you’ve had a dental implant surgery. The day of your surgery, it’s important to steer clear of the surgical area. The first week, stray from vigorous movements, cleaning or chewing so as to allow it to heal it properly. While you should be gentle for the first week or so after the surgery, that doesn’t mean you can avoid cleaning. Make sure to take the time to do a thorough job of cleaning out the area so that no infection or bacteria builds up.

Eat Well

Eating well improves the quality at which your surgical area heals. While you may not be able to enjoy all of these foods right after the surgery, prepare for a healthy diet after healing by stocking up your fridge with nutritious ingredients. Take into consideration what types of food you can eat after getting your dental implant and make sure that you find nutrient rich foods so that you’re getting all you need for an easy recovery.

For more tips on ways to make the healing process better and effective, talk with your dentist to find specific guidelines and information. Schedule your dental implant at Lady Lake dentist today!

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