After the placement of dental implants

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 gum tissue.

Bleeding

Some bleeding or redness in saliva is normal 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth quickly fills 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:Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371 .

Swelling

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

Diet

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

Pain

You should start taking pain medication as soon as you feel the local anesthetic wear off. For moderate pain, one or two tablets of Tylenol or Tylenol Extra Strength can be taken every 3-4 hours. Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) can be taken in place of Tylenol. Ibuprofen purchased over the counter comes in 200 mg tablets: 2-3 tablets can be taken four times a day, it should not exceed 3200mg daily for an adult. Check out our practice for people under 18:Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371 . Do not take two medications at the same time .

For severe pain, the drug should be taken as directed. Do not take any of the above medications if you are allergic to them, or have been instructed by your doctor not to take it. Do not drive a car or work around machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Pain or discomfort after surgery should go lower and lower each day. If pain persists, it may require attention and you should call the office:Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371 .

Antibiotics

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

Oral hygiene

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

Activity

Keep physical activity to a minimum immediately after surgery. If you exercise, throbbing or bleeding can occur. If this happens, you should stop exercising. Keep in mind that you are probably not taking it in your normal diet. This can weaken you and further limit your ability to exercise.

Wearing your prosthesis

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

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Ashok N. Veeranki, DDS, FIBCSOMS, FACS