Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Having one or more missing teeth isn't exactly your idea of a good time. If you recently had to have a tooth pulled because of decay or injury, then you know just how weird it can be to have that extra space in your mouth. To help replace your tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implants. The great thing about dental implants is that they are practically permanent, which means that you won't have to worry about them falling out or anything. The only thing that you may run into later on down the line is having a chipped crown.
During the dental implant process, your dentist will surgically implant a metal rod into your gums. This metal rod acts as your tooth's root, which provides stability to your implant. Once the implant has healed for several months, then your dentist will place a dental crown over the top which will act as your tooth and allow you to chew. One of the most important parts of getting a dental implant is recovering in between the time that you get the implant and the crown. If your mouth doesn't properly heal, then the implant won't work and will have to be removed. But, how can you recover after dental implant surgery? Read on to learn more.
Watch What You Eat
After any sort of oral surgery, you can expect your mouth to be sore and sensitive. One of the best ways that you can allow your mouth to heal is to watch what you eat for at least several days after surgery. For instance, try to eat foods that are soft and easy to chew so that you don't place a strain on the implant or your jaw.
Keep It Clean
The last thing you want is to get bacteria near or inside the incisions after surgery. Make sure that you follow your dentist's instructions on how to clean the incision site. Usually, they will recommend rinsing your mouth gently with some saltwater. Make sure that you follow these instructions as closely as possible.
Ice Your Mouth
If you suffer from any sort of swelling after surgery, make sure to ice the area with a soft compress so that you can get rid of the pain and inflammation.
As you can see, there are a few easy things that you can do after dental implant surgery to ensure that you recover and heal as quickly and safely as possible.Share
29 August 2018