Answering Common Dental Implant Post-Op Questions

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
Answering Common Dental Implant Post-Op QuestionsDental implants can certainly feel scary, and there are always a hundred questions looming in your mind about the procedure. However, all that stress and anxiety is not doing anyone any good.

Therefore, you should directly contact Dr. Cole Anderson at Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery and get all your questions answered and any put any fears or doubts to rest. Moreover, we've also answered some of your common dental implant post-op questions here.

Keep reading to find out more.

How Much Bleeding Should I Expect?

Bleeding is quite normal during the dental implant procedure. That's why we give the patients some gauze to bite onto so that the bleeding can be controlled. Moreover, you will keep experiencing some bleeding and oozing for the next several days.

However, it will lessen over time and eventually go away. If you continue to experience bleeding even after several days have passed, or there's excessive bleeding, you should contact us at (208) 343-0909 right away to get your implants checked.

How Painful Will It Be?

Of course, there will be some pain and discomfort but nothing that you need to lose your sleep over. We use sedatives and other tools to make sure that the entire procedure is effective as well as comfortable for you. You will need to follow the aftercare instructions, though, such as avoiding hard foods and taking your medications regularly to ensure that you recover perfectly.

When Can I Start Eating Normally?

Another important question that most patients have is when they can start eating normally. The good news is that you can start eating about an hour after the procedure, but you have to stick to soft and non-chewy foods to allow your gums and teeth to heal.

Furthermore, when you can start eating normally varies from case to case. Some people can start eating normally as early as two weeks after the procedure, while some people may have to wait for a few months.

The important thing to remember is to direct all your questions to us as we can best answer your queries according to your unique circumstances.

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