Dental implants – aftercare

It’s always important to be gentle with yourself after you have had a medical procedure. Getting a dental implant in Melbourne involves minor surgery and so this is no exception. You need to be extra careful when it comes to this kind of dental work at High Dental Implants Melbourne. This is because the healing period is a vital part of a successful dental implant procedure.

Why is the healing period so important?

Once your dental implant in Melbourne is placed in the jawbone, it needs time to heal before it is secure. It is the act of bone regrowth around the base of the implant that ensures it becomes part of the structure in your mouth. This keeps it secure and allows it to move around with the normal action of chewing once it has fully healed. If it is disturbed while this process is taking place, it can affect the functionality and strength of your implants.

What can you do to help your dental implant in Melbourne?

At High Dental Implants Melbourne, we give you detailed care advice before you go home with your new dental implant.

For the first few days, you need to keep the area clean with some gentle brushing and by rinsing your mouth with salt water. It’s normal to have a little swelling, bruising or light bleeding. This should clear up fairly quickly. You can take painkillers in the interim if required.

To begin with, you need to eat and drink things that do not require chewing. Think soups, purees, smoothies and soft scrambled egg. You can gradually introduce some firmer foods in the following weeks according to our guidelines. If you are unsure, it’s best to pick something completely liquid rather than risk it. These restrictions only last for a few weeks before you get to enjoy almost any food that you like.

It’s important that you rest for the first few days after the procedure, and take it easier than normal for a while thereafter. Your body needs to devote resources to healing your dental work. If you can relax and give it time, the healing process is more likely to be easier and successful.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.