A postoperative period after implant placement is divided into early and late periods Each requires special care and compliance with certain rules. The oral surgeon has performed his part of work and now he should explain you how to care for teeth restored with dental implants and who to maintain proper oral hygiene. He should control it during your visits to him for a regular check-up every six months. The main responsibility for the implant care in the post-operative period falls on the patient, as proper home care greatly affects the osseointegration process, the service life of implants and rate of complications.
The duration of the rehabilitation process will depend on the dental implant techniques and technology, as well as the quality of implants and professional skills of dentists to provide competence comprehensive dental care. However, such first symptoms as pain, swelling and redness will go away faster after high quality surgery but patients experience pain for several days after the procedure, as it is still surgery which causes stress for the body. It is important to pay attention to the nature of pain and its intensity and if the pain is too strong and you experience more discomfort than expected, you should see your doctor immediately, especially if it lasts longer than 2-3 days after the procedure.
You dentist will prescribe you painkillers for pain relief, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory therapy to alleviate inflammation and prevent the development of infection. Strict adherence to all medical prescriptions will help to minimize the risk of complications in the postoperative period and complete the recovery process quickly and painlessly. Daily oral hygiene and proper care for implants and prostheses are important not only during the first time after surgery, but over the whole period of their service life. This is another factor influencing the longevity of implant systems.
The process which provides primary stability of the implant in the bone, osseointegration period, healing of sutures and disappearance of soft tissue swelling are integral components of the postoperative period. If bleeding and other secretions from the surgical site do not stop in 3-4 days after implant placement and body temperature is higher than 38 degrees for several days, this clearly demonstrates the presence of inflammation processes which must be treated.
It is important to change your lifestyle for a short time during the postoperative period: stop eating solid food and drinking through a straw, give up smoking, doing excessive physical activities or sport; clean your teeth very carefully and use special mouth rinse. You should thoroughly clean your implant-supported dentures after eating to remove any remnants of food in order to prevent creating microbial growth.
The specialists of the Bio3 Implants consider that a highly skilled dental specialist creates favorable conditions for the post-operative period, dental implant care and their service life in advance when choosing quality implants, which are quick, easy and painless.