You may need to take pain relievers or antibiotics after dental implant surgery. If any issues worsen in the days after the procedure, contact your oral surgeon. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions carefully and take all medications as directed. Once the implant is placed, a small metal cylinder (healing pillar) may come out and stick out through the gums.
Be careful not to traumatize or chew this area directly, and avoid touching any sutures. It is essential to take antibiotics and use the prescribed mouthwash starting the day of surgery. Patients may need antibiotics after the implant procedure. It is very important to complete the entire course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and implant failure.
Discomfort after oral surgery is normal, and specific medication instructions will be provided during discharge teaching.
TAKE THE MEDICATION AS PRESCRIBED. Taking it after eating can help prevent nausea. Do not drive while using narcotic pain relievers.
Excessive pressure or bite force at the implant site can cause trauma and lead to implant failure. You can brush your teeth the day after dental implant surgery, but be careful not to traumatize the area where the surgery was performed. Depending on the location and stability of the implant, the surgeon may choose to bury it beneath the gum tissue. This will generate a pressure washing movement and help change the bacteria content around the implant, reducing chronic bacteria accumulation in both the implant area and soft tissues.
After dental implant surgery, some patients may notice bruising or discoloration around where the implants were placed. The bite should be evaluated at every appointment with the restorative dentist, as overloading the implant (biting it too hard) can cause implant or restoration failure. Before manufacturing a final crown or crowns for the implant, a stability check must be performed.