Post Dental Implant Surgery

After your surgery, it is important to follow certain guidelines to ensure a successful healing process and minimize pain and discomfort. Please click on the links below pertaining to your surgery to learn more about general oral care, special considerations and further post-operative instructions. If a follow-up visit is needed, we will check your progress and recovery at that time.

As always, we are committed to your health and healing. If you have any questions about your surgery, the care you need following surgery or any problems that may arise, please call us at (979) 299-6878.

With dental implants, there are some simple instructions to follow to help the area heal properly. You will want to avoid the area for the first 48 hours and not disturb the implant. In some cases, there is a metal cap protruding through the gums. You will also want to leave this alone for the first 48 hours. There will be some bleeding, but using gauze and biting with light pressure for the first couple of hours will help to stop it.

You will want to take the antibiotics you were given as directed, and pain medication as needed. After the first 24 hours, you will want to rinse with warm salt water and any rinses that Dr. Fugler may give or prescribe. If there is swelling, then a cold compress can be placed on the outside of the face to help.

As far as eating, for the first couple of days you will want to have a diet consisting of soft foods. Once the area has started to heal, you can resume a normal diet.

Be sure to brush your teeth and floss, being very gentle around the implant site. It is important to keep the site clean to help the healing process. You can continue rinsing with warm salt water and with the rinses given by Dr. Fugler.

If you wear a removable partial or denture, Dr. Fugler will discuss how often you should wear it and when to resume wearing it.

Having implants placed is a great option for replacing missing teeth. By following these instructions, we can get the best results possible and hopefully make the healing phase comfortable for you. If you ever have any questions, then please feel free to give us a call.