After 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 gingival (chicle) 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, una o dos tabletas de Tylenol o Tylenol Extra de fuerza pueden tomarse cada 3-4 horas. Ibuprofen (Advil o Motrin) puede tomarse en lugar de Tylenol. Ibuprofeno comprada sobre el contador viene en tabletas de 200 mg: 2-3 tabletas pueden tomarse cuatro veces al día, no debe exceder 3200mg diarios para un adulto. Consulte nuestra práctica para individuos menores de 18 años. No tome dos medicamentos al mismo tiempo.

Para el dolor severo, el medicamento debe tomarse como se indica. No tome ninguno de los anteriores medicamentos si usted es alérgico a ellos, o han sido instruidos por el médico no debe tomarlo. No conduzca un automóvil ni trabajar alrededor de maquinaria. Evite las bebidas alcohólicas. Dolor o molestias después de la cirugía deben bajar más y más cada día. Si el dolor persiste, puede requerir atención y usted debe llamar a la oficina.


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 (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.