Instructions after Implant Surgery

Instructions after Implant Surgery

  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously during the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • If given a prescription for Chlorhexidine (Peridex), bathe the area of surgery without rinsing for 2 minutes after breakfast and before bedtime with ½ of a capful of Peridex. Continue its use until Dr. Kong tells you to stop.
  • If nose bleeding occurs, do not blow your nose vigorously.
  • Maintain a soft diet for the first 5 days after the operation and if possible, eat on the side of your mouth that did not have surgery.
  • Use an elevated headrest or an extra pillow for the first 2 nights after the operation.
  • Do not use your prosthesis until it has been relined.

Implant Surgery:

1- You may experience some discomfort and bleeding the day of the surgery.

2- Take all medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.

3- Apply an ice bag on your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.

4- Keep your next appointment on time for removal of sutures and follow up checks.

5- DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.

6- DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your mouth.

7- There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the tooth may feel loose.

8- Do not smoke, spit, or use a straw on the day of the surgery (avoid smoking for a few days after the surgery).

9- Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office anytime. In case of serious emergencies call 911.

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