If you’ve already had your consultation with one of our implant dentists, then you’re well on your way to a new smile. Congratulations! Soon you’ll be able to stop worrying about what you can and cannot eat. And soon you’ll be ready to smile without even thinking about it. It’s time to start getting ready for that new smile.
If you’re still thinking about restoring your smile with dental implants, give us a call to arrange your consultation. A qualified implant dentist is the only person who can determine the ideal smile restoration for your unique situation.
Recovery from Implant Surgery
Dental implant surgery is a minor procedure performed by at our office in Jackson. Our implant dentist will create a small hole to allow the implant fixture to create a firm bond with the jawbone.
You should arrange to have someone pick you up following implant surgery. You should also plan to take some time to rest and recover. You’ll be provided with written instructions informing you how long the recovery process will take.
Consult your written instructions to prepare for your implant surgery. This will help you anticipate any issues you might encounter. If your recovery deviates from what the written instructions describe, please contact our office right away.
You can expect some bleeding, swelling, and bruising following dental implant surgery. The pain should reach its peak around 6 hours after your surgery. Be sure to take all pain medications as prescribed.
It’s important to keep a record of the times when you take our medication so you won’t take it too often. You can also use an icepack to reduce swelling around the surgical site.
Things to Avoid After Implant Surgery
In addition to taking it easy for a while, you’ll also want to avoid the following things that can aggravate the implant site and threaten your recovery:
- Hot beverages
- Hard or sharp-edged foods
- Drinking through a straw
- Alcoholic beverages
- Demanding physical activity
Your Implant Dentist in Jackson, MS
Once your body becomes fully acclimated to the implant fixture, your implant dentist with attach the abutment and crown. The crown is the only part of the implant that others can see, and it’s custom-made to blend in with your smile.
If you haven’t already met with one of our implant dentists, contact our office to arrange your free consultation today. Your new smile is closer than you think.