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.
If you are a keen exerciser, then you probably want to continue exercising even after dental implant surgery. But dental surgery, whether for an extraction or an implant, needs time to heal properly. During this time, strenuous exercise, such as lifting heavy weights or sprinting might do more damage than good.
If you wish to continue exercising after dental implant surgery, then keep the following information in mind as you do so.
Be prepared to rest for a few days
Your body will need lots of rest during the first few days as the surgery site heals. During this period, try to avoid all but the lightest of exercise. Yoga and stretching should be about the limit at this point. If you start running, weight lifting, or doing anything strenuous, your blood pressure will increase, which will then affect the healing implant site, leading to bleeding and pain.
Listen to your body
Your body will let you know when the time is right to begin exercising again. Usually, after several days, the swelling will go down and the pain will begin to subside. You can start to test your body at this point, but if you experience pain, then stop and wait.
Speed up your healing by eating nutrient-rich foods
If you exercise regularly, then you'll already be familiar with the type of nutrient-rich foods that your body needs. If you are eager to get back to exercising, then eat plenty of foods that contain healing nutrients like protein, potassium, and calcium. And be sure to stick to soft foods like yogurt, scrambled eggs, and fish.
Choose light exercises initially
If the pain and swelling have subsided, then you can begin to exercise again. But be careful not to jump right back into strenuous exercises like long-distancing running or lifting heavy weights. Start by doing yoga, some light swimming, and stretching exercises.
As you do these exercises, you'll notice how your surgical site reacts, and you can then move on to more strenuous exercises if the surgical site feels ok. Remember to stop if the surgical site begins to hurt, as this is a sign that your implant site is under pressure.
Purchase a custom mouthguard from your dentist
If you are an avid sports player and you take part in contact sports like football or basketball, then purchase a custom mouthguard from your dentist. Custom mouthguards are better than store-bought mouthguards are because they fit your mouth snugly and comfortably.
While more expensive than a store-bought mouthguard, a custom-made mouthguard will provide better protection for your healing dental implant. Since your dental implant will take a few months to integrate fully with your jaw, the more protection you give it, the better.Share
22 January 2021