Taking a few moments to prepare yourself for the placement of your dental implants can go a long way towards improving your chances for a successful recovery. Here’s what you can do to maximize the final results:
Get off to a Healthy Start
Part of the preparation for your dental implant procedure includes ensuring that you are healthy and strong enough to undergo surgery. Adhering to a healthy diet, minimizing stress, and consulting your physician are steps that you should take to position yourself for a successful recovery. Your physician may suggest adjusting or suspending the use of certain medications. Your doctor may also want to confirm that all underlying medical conditions are well-controlled.
Part of the preparation for your dental implant procedure includes ensuring that you are healthy and strong enough to undergo surgery.
Getting your health under control also means evaluating your oral health. Infections in the mouth can be just as detrimental as infections in other parts of the body, and active gum disease can be especially harmful to your dental implants. Infection and inflammation in the mouth can prevent your implant from healing initially, and it can lead to the loss of the implant in the future. If you have noticed bleeding or tenderness of the gums prior to your implant surgery, it’s best to discuss your concerns with your periodontist right away.
Stick to the Script
You can improve your chances for a healthy dental implant recovery by heeding all of the post-operative instructions that are provided by your periodontist. You’ll receive detailed information about cleaning and protecting the surgical sites, instructions for returning to work or resuming any physical activities, recommendations for foods and beverages, and information about pain medications and antibiotics.
Following these guidelines will help to promote faster healing while keeping you comfortable in the process. Failing to adhere to these instructions can lead to bleeding, pain, and implant failure.
With successful healing, your artificial tooth should never have to be replaced and should provide you with a lifetime of service. For more tips and advice, contact our periodontist at Park Cities Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Call 214-949-1836 to schedule your personal consultation today.