DOS - IMPLANT PLACEMENT
PLEASE CHOOSE ANY INSTRUCTIONS FROM BELOW
Avoid touching the area or spitting for a few days following surgery.
Gentle brush gums and spacer with a soft toothbrush (https://www.napervilleoralsurgery.com/how-to-properly-brush-areas-after-surgery/). If you have an electric toothbrush you can turn it off in those areas.
Follow up 2 weeks.
There may be a metal spacer slightly protruding through the gum tissue.
A small amount of bleeding is common for the first few days
Advance your diet as tolerated after the initial week.
Avoid hard, crunchy, or very chewy foods for the first 8 weeks following surgery
Be certain to take your pain medication with food, as this will help prevent an upset stomach
Remember: narcotic pain medication will impair your judgment and reflexes, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery
Warm salt water rinses can be made by mixing ½ teaspoon of salt with a cup of warm water and should be used at least 4–5 times a day, especially after meals
You are advised to brush your teeth normally; however, please avoid the surgical site the day of the procedure
Be gentle initially with brushing the surgical areas. Gently brushing the healing abutment is encouraged
Avoid brushing area for 1 more week.
Jaw exercises (https://www.napervilleoralsurgery.com/how-to-properly-do-jaw-stretching-after-surgery/).
Avoid spitting or sucking through a straw for another week.
Continue to use the syringe for 1 week (https://www.napervilleoralsurgery.com/how-to-properly-irrigate-after-surgery/)
Continue to use the syringe for 2 weeks (https://www.napervilleoralsurgery.com/how-to-properly-irrigate-after-surgery/)
Continue to use the syringe until you no longer clear food from the sockets (https://www.napervilleoralsurgery.com/how-to-properly-irrigate-after-surgery/)
Continue Medicated mouth rinse for 2-3 more days if you have any left.
Follow up as needed.
Follow up 1 week.
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