Patients who undergo the dental implant procedure frequently have questions afterward. Here are some of our most common questions for patients who have just undergone dental implant placement.
Will I be in pain?
At New Image Dental Implant Center, we take care to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. As with any surgery, some patients will experience soreness or swelling for a day or two afterward. To ease the transition after your anesthetic wears off, we may prescribe you pain medication for continued comfort after the procedure. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection and aid healing. Talk to our doctors about any medicine you are currently taking.
Can I eat afterward?
Yes, you can eat. However, because your implant needs time to fuse to your jawbone and your mouth needs time to heal, it’s best to take things slow initially. We recommend patients eat soft healthy foods like eggs, soup, fish, or yogurt for the first week after their implant placement. Drinking an increased amount of water or other liquids will also be beneficial to your mouth’s healing process.
When can I resume my regular routine?
Most patients resume work and other activities after a day or two. We do strongly urge patients to avoid intense exercise for at least a week as anything that involves heavy lifting or increased heart rate can negatively impact your mouth’s healing.
If you have other questions regarding a dental implant procedure, our friendly knowledgeable team is happy to answer them. Give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact New Image Dental Implant Center: 303-321-8400