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How to prepare for your dental implant recovery

Healing After Dental Implants: What to Expect

Healing After Dental Implants: What to Expect

If you have one missing tooth and are looking for an efficient way to restore your smile, then a dental implant from One Day Implants may be the solution you were looking for. 

Most people that get implants focus on the procedure and what will happen while in the dentist's chair. But, the aftercare of your new teeth and knowing what to expect after the procedure is just as important. That way, you will be able to tell if your symptoms are normal or if you should get in touch with your doctor. 

How Long Will the Healing Take? 

A lot of factors can influence the healing timeline after getting dental implants, such as the number of implants received, whether the procedure required bone grafting, as well as your lifestyle, habits, and oral health.

If you had a simple procedure with no bone grafting and you have a generally healthy lifestyle, then you may experience a bit of swelling and discomfort only for a few days. If, however, the procedure was more complex or if you continue to smoke, for example, then this can prolong the healing timeline by a couple of weeks. 

Some of the most common symptoms after dental implants include:

  • Swelling of your gums and face
  • Bruising of your gums
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Minor bleeding

Dental Implants Healing Timeline 

Here's a short overview of the dental implant recovery timeline: 

  • Immediately After the Procedure - You can expect some pain, swelling, and minor bleeding in the first 24 hours after the surgery. Do not brush the implant site, but instead use salt water to gently rinse it. 
  • 2 Days After the Procedure - The pain and swelling should peak around this time and then slowly start to subside. Your dentist may recommend you take some over-the-counter painkillers to manage your discomfort. 
  • One Week After the Procedure - By now, the pain and swelling should be gone and the healing process almost complete. You can start eating some hard foods and brush at the implant site but avoid putting too much pressure on it. 
  • Two Weeks After the Procedure - Although the implant site isn't yet completely healed you can pretty much get back to your regular life. 

Tips for Speeding Up the Dental Implants Recovery 

  • Rest: Take some time off after the surgery to rest and allow your body to heal. Avoid strenuous activities for a few days as they can dislodge the blood clot and cause bleeding. 
  • Use Ice: Use cold compresses to manage the pain and swelling. 
  • Mind Your Diet: Avoid hard foods for about a week after the surgery. Also, avoid foods that are too cold, too hot, or too spicy. 

Book Your Appointment for One Day Implants 

With One-Day Implants, you can restore your smile and your oral health in just one consultation. 

If you would like to learn more about our services, our team, or book your appointment, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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