What to Expect After Dental Implants
The success rate of dental implants ranks as high as 98%. Although, it tends to depend on where the implants are installed into the jawbone.
Your stitches will probably dissolve by themselves. Otherwise, your doctor must take them out to avoid irritation and infection. Because you undergo local anesthesia, there should be little discomfort associated with the actual procedure.
Whether your implants involve one or more surgeries, you typically face the same challenges
afterwards. Here are some things to expect:
- Your gums and face may swell, especially in the first 24 hours of recovery. Also, your skin and gums could be discolored from bruising during the healing process.
- At the implant site itself, expect some pain and even minor bleeding.
- If the swelling, pain or discomfort does not improve in the days following your surgery, get in touch with the surgeon’s office for advice.
- Carefully consider any medications that could be addictive.
- Antibiotics could be prescribed if the site becomes infected.
- Over-the-counter remedies may suffice to relieve discomfort.