After placing dental implants, the surrounding teeth must be carefully cleaned in order to avoid contamination of the wound.
We recommend that you use an extremely soft toothbrush for postoperative wound hygiene and interdental brushes with plastic-coated wire, which will not damage the implant.
For the best results, a small amount of toothpaste can be placed on the interdental brush. Together with careful oral hygiene after the placement of implants, it is also very important to visit our clinic twice a year.
If you experience pain, take your usual pills. Avoid Aspirin though because it provokes bleeding.
For about two to three days after treatment, a minimal bleeding of the wound could occur. If more abundant and ongoing bleeding occurs, definitely contact us. If you are not immediately able to reach the clinic: put a piece of sterile gauze on the place from which you are bleeding and gently bite it. Hold the gauze on the wound for about half an hour with slight pressure. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated several times.
Swelling after surgery is very common and it is not a reason to worry. In order for the swelling to quickly subside, you can keep ice or cold compresses on your cheeks for the first 12 hours after the procedure. We recommend keeping the compresses there for 20 minutes with 10-minute breaks. The procedure can be repeated several times.
Although food and drink can be consumed normally, we still recommend that the first day you consume food in liquid form (soups, yogurt, etc.). You should take care though - drinks should not be hot and tiny bits can accumulate in the wound.
Smokers are not allowed to smoke for three to four hours after the procedure, or even after that in case of bleeding.
The stitches should fall off by themselves seven to ten days after the procedure. If this does not occur by the 14th day, contact us and the dentist will remove them.