If you are considering one or more dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions about post-surgery care, such as when you can eat, and how to take care of your implants. Dr. Fredrick Bayon is a dentist at Bayon Family Dentistry in Worcester, MA. He performs dental implant surgery regularly and can answer all your questions about post-surgery care. To learn more about Dental Implants Worcester, contact our office today.
Dental Implant Care Questions Answered
Worcester dental patients who have dental implants often ask these questions:
Will I need to have stitches?
You will need stitches around your dental implant to help the skin to heal. They will usually dissolve after 3-5 days.
Can I eat after implant surgery?
You should be able to eat about an hour after your surgery. You will then be able to remove any gauze that has been placed in your mouth. For the first 24 hours, it’s best to eat soft foods and avoid very hot or very cold food and beverages.
Will my implant be painful after surgery?
The level of discomfort you feel will depend on the extent of your surgery. If your pain is minimal, you can take over-the-counter pain killers. If you have severe pain your Dental Implants Worcester specialist, Dr. Bayon, will give you a prescription for pain medication.
Can I brush and floss my teeth?
You must keep up your good oral hygiene practices after you have had dental implant surgery. You can resume brushing and flossing after 24 hours. It’s a good idea to rinse several times a day with a mild saltwater solution. You should avoid hydrogen peroxide rinses or mouth wash for at least two weeks after surgery.
If you are a Worcester MA resident and you would like to find out more about Dental Implants Worcester, schedule an appointment at Dr. Bayon Family Dentistry. Call Dr. Frederick Bayon at (508) 755-0372.