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What you must know and what you should do after a dental implantation procedure

Bleeding of the wound is possible shortly after implantation The saliva can acquire a pink colour. In most cases bleeding stops in a few hours.

  • If bleeding persists:
  • roll up a gauze swab,
  • place on the wound,
  • compress by biting and hold for 30 minutes,
  • apply a cold compress from outside.

Facial oedema may develop on the second or third day after the surgery.

If the general health condition deteriorates several days after the surgery - overall fatigue is felt, the temperature rises, a large oedema develops in the operated area, you feel pain while swallowing, or opening your mouth becomes difficult, immediately call the reception of our clinic on +371 67 339 300, and you will be accepted at the shortest possible notice.

First days
  • PHYSICAL LOAD.
    Physical labour should be avoided, it is recommended to spend more time in a seated position. It is recommended to hold the head as high as possible while sleeping, for instance, by using two pillows.

  • MEDICATIONS.
    All medications and / or nasal drops prescribed by the physician must be used as soon as starting from the first day of surgery.

  • OEDEMA.
    The best way to reduce oedema is applying a bag with ice wrapped in a towel onto the cheek for 20 minutes. This procedure should be repeated several times, observing 20 minute breaks between applications.

  • ANTIBIOTICS.
    Use the prescribed dose exactly as indicated in the prescription.

  • ANALGESIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICINES.
    Any analgesic medication prescribed by a physician may be used to reduce the pain. Use the medications 2 - 3 times daily for 2 - 5 days. Use all previously prescribed medications as usual.

  • FOOD.
    Rinsing the mouth and using hot food is prohibited during the first day after surgery. Drinking through a straw is also not recommended. It is recommended to use warm food of a soft texture and to chew it on the side, where surgery was not performed.

First week
  • ORAL CAVITY HYGIENE.
    On the next day following surgery, restart cleaning your teeth three times daily with a toothpaste and rinsing the mouth with a 0.2% solution of chlorhexidine afterwards.
    If the implants are open and screw heads are visible in the mouth, you must start cleaning them with a toothbrush and toothpaste on the 3rd day after surgery, irrespective of the possibility of minor gum bleeding.

  • SPORT.
    Sports activities are not recommended during the week following the implantation procedure; hot showers or visiting a sauna should also be avoided.

  • FOOD.
    Easily chewable, moderately warm food is recommended during the first week, in order to avoid trauma to the post-surgical wound.

  • STITCHES.
    The stitches are removed on the 7th - 14th day after surgery.

  • SMOKING AND USE OF ALCOHOL.
    Smoking can have a negative effect on the healing of a post-surgical wound and integration of the implant. We recommend to abstain from smoking for 2 weeks after surgery.
    Do not use alcohol for 7 days after surgery.

First month
  • FOOD.
    The stitches are removed during the second week. Food of any texture may be used. However, it is recommended to continue chewing on the side where the implantation procedure was not performed, for some time.

  • MEDICATIONS.
    The use of medications is no longer required starting from the second week and onwards.

  • ORAL CAVITY HYGIENE.
    Proceed with regular oral cavity care, replacing chlorhexidine with water or any mouth rinse.

What you must know and what you should do after bone transplantation

BLEEDING.
Minor bleeding is possible within 24 hours after the implantation of an artificial bone or bone graft surgery. The saliva can acquire a pink colour. In most cases bleeding stops in a few hours.
If the bleeding persists at home, roll up a gauze swab, apply on the wound, compress by biting and hold for 30 minutes. Apply a cold compress from outside.
INSENSITIVE LOWER LIP.
After extensive bone transplantation surgery the lower lip may become insensitive for a certain period of time. This feeling can even last for up to 6 months.

If the general health condition deteriorates several days after the surgery - overall fatigue is felt, the temperature rises, a large oedema develops in the operated area, you feel pain while swallowing, or opening your mouth becomes difficult, immediately call the reception of our clinic on +371 67 339 300, and you will be accepted at the shortest possible notice.

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