You have just received one or more dental implants. The postoperative course is simple or even non-existent, if the premedication has been correctly followed.

What you need to do:

It is imperative to take all the prescribed medication, even if there is no pain : Installed pain is difficult to fight.

  • Take the prescribed painkillers at regular intervals after the operation.
  • Apply an ice pack to the cheek on the day of surgery for 15 minutes every hour.
  • Use mouthwash diluted in water 48 hours after the procedure.
  • After removal of the sutures, gently brush the surgical site and screws with a post-surgical brush.
  • In case of bleeding, apply a compress for 10 to 15 minutes.

What not to do:

  • Drink or eat hot the first few days.
  • Hold your cheek with your hand (source of heat).
  • Eating too much solid food.
  • Drinking alcohol or smoking.
  • Do not touch or eat on the implant(s) for the first 6 weeks.
  • Avoid intense physical effort.

Do not hesitate to contact our dental office if :

  • If the implant is painful
  • If the implant is mobile
  • If the site remains swollen for more than 3 days

Thank you for following this advice, which is general in nature and cannot take precedence over what your dental surgeon may have prescribed/advised. These tips will help you cope better with the post-operative period and improve the success of your implant treatment.