Dental implants are one of the popular treatment options when it’s about stabilizing an existing tooth or replacing lost teeth. The procedure takes 2-3 hours and takes 2-3 different phases to complete. However, if you want to know the total time to complete recovery for this procedure includes the time needed for Osseointegration and healing time.
You should know a few things about dental implant recovery process.
General Recovery Time
It normally takes 5-7 days to diminish all the symptoms after dental implant surgery. But the recovery time changes from patient to patient due to things like:
- How many implants you’ve had
- Whether it was a bone grafting procedure
- Whether your jawbone is healthy or not enough to accommodate implants
After Surgery What should you Expect in the First Hour?
After the procedure Gauze packs will be placed on the surgical area suddenly. You should bite on the gauze pack softly but firmly for one hour to prevent bleeding. You can change the gauze after biting of 30 to 45 minutes until bleeding stops.
Activities After Dental Implants Surgery
For the first day you should take bed rest. Bending, Lifting, or strenuous exercise can cause more bleeding, swelling and pain. Be careful and slow when rising from a lying position. If you will stand up quickly it will make you feel lightheaded.
For the first 3-4 days after Surgery, you should avoid exercise. Exercise in these few days can cause more bleeding, pain, and swelling.
Diet after Dental Implant Surgery.
You should make sure to avoid direct contact with your implant for as long as possible. You should not take hard foods until the surgery area is completely healed. Your focus should be eating soft foods and try to chew on the healthy side of your mouth.
Good foods you should have after surgery include:
- Baked beans
- Healthy Juice
Hard foods like chips, nuts, and apples should be avoided. You should also avoid acidic foods like lime, lemons, and tomatoes are also not suitable for you. At the end, pain can be severe within the first 5 or 7 hours after the anesthesia wears off. Fortunately, you’ll typically have a prescription for pain management.