Medication After Dental Implants
After getting dental implants, your dentist may prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort or swelling you may experience. It is important to take the medication as directed by your dentist to help manage your symptoms and aid in the healing process.
Your dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to help prevent infection at the implant site. It is important to take all of the prescribed doses of the antibiotic and to finish the entire course of treatment, even if you start to feel better.
It is also important to avoid taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements that could interfere with the healing process or increase the risk of bleeding. Be sure to let your dentist know about any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
By following your dentist’s instructions and taking any prescribed medications as directed, you can help to ensure a successful dental implant treatment and a smooth recovery.
*NOTE: If you are taking PLAVIX or COUMADIN, do NOT take Ibuprofen or Aspirin products
Healing Process After Dental Implants
After getting dental implants, it is important to allow time for the implants to fully heal and integrate with your jawbone. This process, known as osseointegration, can take several months. During this time, you may experience swelling and discomfort in the treatment area, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your dentist.
To aid in the healing process, it is important to
- Follow your dentist’s instructions: Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your dental implants and manage any discomfort or swelling you may experience. It is important to follow these instructions carefully.
- Eat a soft diet: While your dental implants are healing, it is important to stick to a soft diet and avoid hard or crunchy foods that could damage the implant site.
- Avoid tobacco: Smoking or using tobacco products can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of implant failure. It is important to avoid tobacco while your dental implants are healing.
- Practice good oral hygiene: It is important to brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth to keep them clean and healthy. You should also see your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure a successful dental implant treatment and a smooth recovery.