As with any kind of dental procedure, it is essential for the patient to follow some aftercare tips.
Keep reading to learn all you need to know about All-on-4 dental implants aftercare.
Oral Hygiene will be essential for the aftercare of the patient’s dental implants, as it can prevent infections and help implants heal.
Patients will be advised to avoid brushing in the days following the surgery. Instead, a medicated rinse will do the job. After some days, patients should use the same oral hygiene as they would with natural teeth, that is brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using an antibacterial mouthwash.
Visits to the dentist for checkups are also a must-do.
Take Time to Rest
Rest after an All-on-4 procedure is as important as oral hygiene. Patients tend to overlook rest after a dental procedure, but this can only lead to a longer healing period or complications.
Patients should consider taking days off work after getting All-on-4 dental implants. During the early phase of recovery, rest is essential to help ensure the jawbone and gum begin to heal.
Patients need to plan ahead for a few days of rest after receiving their new implants.
After the procedure, patients will be sent home with specific post-surgery instructions that, of course, are meant to be followed.
Some general instructions include sleeping with the head elevated for the first few days to avoid excessive swelling, taking the medications prescribed by the dentist, and applying ice packs to the outer jaw.
In order to protect the implants, and avoid pain or complications, patients should follow a strict diet in the first few days after getting the implants.
Patients should avoid hard and chewy foods. Instead, soft foods are the best option. Here are some examples:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Scrambled Eggs
- Ice Cream
Contact The All on 4 experts in Parker Dental Implant and Specialty Center, call 720-522-2000, or visit us at 11005 S Parker Rd. Parker, Colorado.