The success of implant surgery is directly related to the control of the swelling, infection and pain. That’s why your dentist and his team will give you a series of guidelines to follow CAREFULLY. This way, you will make sure that the whole procedure will take place in the best possible arrangements and that the final result will live up to your expectations.
The week before surgery
It’s suggested to be accompanied during this intervention. However, if a medication causing drowsiness has been prescribed, it is MANDATORY to be accompanied.
The day of surgery
It’s recommended to have eaten a good meal 2 hours before the procedure. You must not be fasted.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes
Please take the medications prescribed by your dentist.
The day of surgery and 24h after
Take your medications as prescribed by your dentist.
Do not touch the area of the procedure with your fingers or tongue.
It’s normal for the saliva to be tainted with blood for about a day.
Sleep with the head raised a bit.
Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours
Apply an ice pack with a wet towel at least 20 minutes every hour.
Only eat soft food.
Clean the procedure area twice a day with chlorhexidine mouthwash, which will be provided by your dentist.
The pain is normal. Your medications will help control it.
The next days
NO SMOKING. Nicotine can hinder healing.
Continue to use chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Swelling can occur 48 to 72 hours after surgery. It will disappear in the following days.
The appearance of bruising normal. No treatment is required. All will return to normal in 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, a check-up will be made to check the healing and to remove the sutures.
Once again, if you still have concerns, contact us at (514) 383-3666 OR page us the weekend at: (514) 924-3666.