After Placement of Dental Implants

No molestar la herida. 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.

Sangrado

Algunas sangrado o enrojecimiento en la saliva es normal 24 horas. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills up rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on thebleeding wound for 30 minutos. Si el sangrado persiste, por favor llame para obtener más instrucciones.

Hinchazón

Inflamación es una ocurrencia normal después de la cirugía. Para minimizar la hinchazón, 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 horas.

Dieta

Beba muchos líquidos. Evitar líquidos calientes o alimentos. Se deben comer alimentos blandos y líquidos en el día de la cirugía. Volver a una dieta normal tan pronto como sea posible a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Dolor

Debe empezar a tomar medicamentos para el dolor tan pronto como se sienta el anestésico local desgaste. Para el dolor moderado, 1 o 2 Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol may be taken every 3-4 horas. Ibuprofeno (Advil or Motrin) puede tomarse en lugar de Tylenol. Ibuprofeno, bought over the counter comes in 200 tabletas de mg: 2-3 las tabletas pueden tomarse cada 3-4 horas según sea necesario para el dolor. Para el dolor severo, el medicamento debe tomarse como se indica. Do not take any of the above medication if you are allergic, or have been instructed by your doctor not to take it.

Antibióticos

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

Higiene oral

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 (cucharadita de sal en una taza de agua tibia) should be used at least 4-5 times a day, as well, especially after meals. Brushing your teeth and the healing abutments is no problem. Be gentle initially with brushing the surgical areas.

Actividad

Mantener actividad física al mínimo inmediatamente después de la cirugía. Si está pensando en ejercicio, sensación pulsátil o sangrado puede ocurrir. Si esto ocurre, debe dejar de hacer ejercicio. Keep in mind that you are probably not taking normal nourishment. This may weaken you and further limit your ability to exercise.

Wearing your Prosthesis

Dentaduras parciales, aletas, or full dentures should not be used immediately after surgery and for at least 10 días. This was discussed in the pre-operative consultation.