After Placement of Dental Implants

Home Instructions After Dental Implant Surgery

After cirugía de implante dental, do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There will be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.


Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues profusely, please call for further instructions.


Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. To minimize swelling apply an ice bag, or a plastic bag or towel filled with ice, on the cheek in the area of surgery. Apply the ice continuously, as much as possible, for the first 36 hours.


Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or food. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed.


You should begin taking pain medication as soon as you feel the local anesthetic wearing off. Para el dolor moderado, uno o dos comprimidos de Tylenol o Tylenol Extra Strength pueden ser tomadas cada 3-4 horas. El ibuprofeno (Advil o Motrin) puede ser tomada en lugar de Tylenol. Ibuprofeno comprar sin receta viene en tabletas de 200 mg: 2-3 comprimidos pueden tomarse cuatro veces al día, que no exceda de 3200 mg al día para un adulto. Consulte nuestra práctica para las personas menores de 18 años. No tomar los dos medicamentos al mismo tiempo,.

Para el dolor severo, la medicación prescrita debe tomarse como dirigida. No tome el medicamento por encima de si usted es alérgico a ellos, o han sido instruidos por su médico para no tomarla. No conduzca un automóvil o trabajar alrededor de maquinaria. Evitar las bebidas alcohólicas. Dolor o malestar después de la cirugía debe desaparecer más y más cada día. Si persiste el dolor, que puede requerir atención y debe llamar a la oficina.


Be sure to take the prescribed antibiotics as directed to help prevent infection.

Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential to good healing. The night of surgery, use the prescribed Peridex Oral Rinse before bed. The day after surgery, the Peridex should be used twice daily; after breakfast and before bed. Be sure to rinse for at least 30 seconds then spit it out. Warm salt water rinses (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times a day as well, especialmente después de las comidas. Brush your teeth and the healing abutments. Be gentle initially while brushing the surgical areas.


Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. If you exercise, throbbing or bleeding may occur. If this occurs, you should discontinue exercising. Keep in mind that you are probably not taking in normal nourishment. This may weaken you and further limit your ability to exercise.

Wearing your Prosthesis

Partial dentures, flippers, or full dentures, should not be used immediately after surgery for at least 10 days, as discussed in the pre-operative consultation.