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After placement of implants

Do not manipulate the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound for 24 hours after surgery. There may be a titanium healing pillar emerging through the gum.

It is crucial to maintain the health of temporary teeth (although we know they will be replaced) because they are necessary for eating and speaking correctly, and because the teeth of milk influence the correct growth of the jaws and the Proper eruption of definitive teeth. Most of the patients we see in our pediatric dentistry clinic have definitive teeth and teeth, this is a mixed dentition, and pediatric dentists know the importance of keeping both teeth in maintaining a healthy and lasting smile.

Inflammation

Some degree of swelling may be normal after surgery. To minimize swelling apply ice wrapped in a cotton swab intermittently (five minutes yes and ten no) on the cheek in the intervention area. Perform this procedure as much as possible during the first 36 hours. It is normal that when getting up in the morning present some more inflammation, to minimize this effect try to sleep with your head raised with two pillows.

Diet

Drink lots of liquid, always in a glass and never in a straw because the suction gives off the clot of the wound and favors bleeding. Avoid drinks and hot foods. Follow a soft or liquid diet for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Remember that implants should not be chewed until we deliver your final denture, usually this happens three months after the intervention. However, if you have only been operated on one side you can take a normal diet on the uninvolved side, taking care that the food does not pass next to the implants in the process of integration into the bone.

In our “Gourmet Guide for Dental Patients” you will find suggestions so that you can continue enjoying the food, unless you want to take advantage to lose weight.

Dolor

We recommend that you begin taking analgesic medication before the effect of anesthesia completely fades (be careful not to bite while you have the effect of anesthesia). After the surgery we will explain to you and your companion the most recommended analgesic regimen in your case. It is very uncommon for patients to report pain if they follow our directions. Please call us if you have pain after surgery, it is very important for us that you are comfortable, we will be happy to help you control your discomfort.

Typically, patients do not experience any pain after surgery. This is due to the care that we put in our treatments and to the personalized pattern of analgesia that we will indicate. For this reason many patients are tempted to withdraw the medication abruptly. We recommend that you lengthen the shots progressively to decrease the amount of medication until you completely remove it when you are sure there is no pain.

Antibiotics

It’s important that you make sure to comply with the preventive antibiotic regimen we prescribe to avoid infection in the implants.

Oral hygiene

Good hygiene is essential for correct healing. During the first day do not rinse. Then rinse with warm water and salt (a tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water), you can also massage the gum and clean the stitches with a surgical toothbrush (sold at pharmacies). This should be done at least four times a day, especially after meals. Cleaning the titanium pillars that emerge from the gingiva is not a problem if performed with a surgical brush, in fact it is highly recommended to keep them clean. The uninterrupted mouth area can be cleaned with your usual toothbrush and toothpaste, but never insert toothpaste voluntarily into the wound because it will become infected. Also avoid rinses with mouthwash that can burn the wound and interfere in the healing process.

Exercise

Don’t make any effort after surgery to minimize the risk of bleeding.

It’s also not advisable to lie in bed immediately, it is best to keep your head up on a sofa and delay bedtime as much as possible, if the head is kept below the body increases the risk of bleeding.

Llevar su prótesis

Removable partial or complete dentures (remove and put) should not be used immediately after surgery for at least ten days. In addition, we must adapt them to avoid interfering with the healing of the implants. Its use is only aesthetic, never functional or to chew. This point will be treated properly at the preoperative visit.

Other Standards

If you are a smoker we remind you that you should not smoke, it is never advisable to smoke but less when there is a wound in the mouth because you increase the risk of infection.

If we have performed a maxillary sinus lift avoid nose blowing for ten days. Do not blow or swell balloons, do not dive or dip your head in water (yes you can shower). You should know that the breast membrane that we have lifted is very thin, any sudden movement of air in both the mouth and nose can cause it to break and that the bone filling it houses is released into the maxillary sinus or become infected.

Do not forget that if you have stitches you should go to remove them in 7-10 days. Often we use techniques of minimally invasive surgery or computer guided surgery that do not require the use of suture, however we like to review all patients a few days after the procedure to visually check the condition.

After extraction, it is important that a blood cap is formed in the socket so that you do not bleed and begin the healing process. For this reason we ask that you keep a gauze by plugging the socket for one hour after the dental extraction. If after this time you believe that there is some bleeding, bite another gauze for another hour (you can wet it previously in hydrogen peroxide). It is considered normal that the saliva is stained the first day after the extraction. After the blood cap in the alveolus is formed, it is important not to alter it so that the healing is adequate. Do not rinse vigorously, do not smoke or drink alcohol, do not brush your teeth near the wound or insert toothpaste into the socket. All these actions can alter the normal healing process. During the first 36 hours avoid heavy exercise.

Sometimes there is some pain or swelling after extraction, put ice in the extraction area on the first day. Take the medication as directed in writing so you do not have any discomfort. Drink plenty of fluids and eat a soft diet during the first day of the extraction. On the following days you can eat a normal diet avoiding chewing with the wound area and avoid grain-shaped foods (lentils, soup of points, etc.) that can be introduced into the socket and cause infection. You should maintain your usual oral hygiene After the first 24 hours of extraction, and keep the alveoli clean by gentle rinsing of warm water with salt with a frequency of four times a day. This will allow correct healing by keeping your mouth fresh and clean.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us..

Removing wisdom teeth is a surgery of a certain magnitude.

Therefore, postoperative care is very important. We can minimize the pain, inflammation and risk of infection if you follow the instructions below.

Immediately after surgery

  • The gauze we have placed on the wound should be maintained for one hour. After this time you can remove it.
  • You should avoid rinsing, spitting or touching the wound. If you do this it favors bleeding because it undoes the coagulative plug.
  • Take the medication we have prescribed before you start to feel discomfort. We advise you to start with the analgesics as soon as the gauze is removed and always before the effect of the anesthesia goes through.
  • Limit your activities after surgery and resume them only if you feel comfortable.
  • Place ice wrapped in bags on the cheek side of the intervention. It has more explanations in the section of inflammation.

Bleeding

Some blood is normal after surgery. The presence of blood in the wound or dyed saliva is not an infrequent event or a sign of alarm. If you notice that the wound is flowing blood or that the mouth is filled with blood in a short time, remove the blood with a gauze instead of spit and plug the wound by biting a gauze soaked in hydrogen peroxide (alternatively a bag Of tea, tea’s tannic acid helps local vasoconstriction). Keep the gauze pressed for one hour. To help the bleeding stop trying to be relaxed, sit upright and avoid exercise. If bleeding persists despite these measures, call us for further instructions.

Inflamación

The inflammation that occurs after surgery is usually proportional to the type of surgery performed. Some degree of inflammation and limitation in the opening of the mouth can be considered normal. Inflammation is a normal reaction of the body to surgery and is the beginning of a repair process. Inflammation does not usually occur until the day after surgery, and usually reaches its maximum within two days of surgery (especially when getting out of bed in the morning). However, we can minimize inflammation if we use local ice immediately after the intervention. Place ice packs on the outside of the affected area for 5 minutes and remove for the next 10 minutes to avoid cold burns on the skin. Repeat this procedure as many times as possible until the first 24 hours pass, then ice application is not effective. We will prescribe anti-inflammatories to limit your discomfort. After the first 36 hours the application of warm cloths on the face can relieve inflammation.

Pain

We recommend that you start taking analgesic medication before the effect of anesthesia completely fades. After the surgery we will explain to you and your companion the most recommended analgesic regimen in your case. It is very uncommon for patients to report pain if they follow our directions. Please call us if you have pain after surgery, it is very important for us that you are comfortable, we will be happy to help you control your discomfort.

Typically, patients do not experience any pain after surgery. This is due to the care that we put in our treatments and to the personalized pattern of analgesia that we will indicate. For this reason many patients are tempted to withdraw the medication abruptly. We recommend that you lengthen the shots progressively to decrease the amount of medication until you completely remove it when you are sure there is no pain.

Diet

Drink plenty of fluids after surgery. Avoid drinking from straw because sucking increases the risk of bleeding by undoing the wound clot. You can eat anything soft whenever you chew on the side farthest from the wound. It is desirable that your diet be rich in calories and protein. Food intake will be limited the first few days, compensate by ingesting plenty of fluids. You will feel better, stronger and more comfortable if you are well fed.

CAUTION: If you sit up abruptly when lying down, you are likely to feel dizzy. If you are lying down after surgery, sit for one minute before standing up.

Mouth cleaning

No hygiene should be done during the first 24 hours after surgery. After this time you can clean your teeth normally with care not to touch the area of the wound and not to introduce toothpaste into the wound itself. The surgical area is cleaned by mild rinses with warm water and salt (one tablespoon in a glass) four times a day.

Hematoma

In some cases, especially in fair-skinned girls, a hematoma appears in the area of edema. The change of coloration of black, blue, green or yellow is due to the accumulation of blood under the skin. It is a normal postoperative process, which can appear even several days after surgery. Clot reabsorption is accelerated if we apply hot tissue to the hematoma and Thrombocid Forte®.

Antibiotics

If we have prescribed antibiotics take them according to the personalized instructions we give in writing. Discontinue treatment in the event of a rash or rash. Call us if you have any questions.

Other Points of Interest

If you feel tingling in the lip, cheek, or tongue should not be alarmed. Sometimes this sensation persists after surgery for a while. Remember that if your lip or tongue is numb you can bite and feel no pain. Be careful not to bite. Report this to our doctors.

Patients sometimes have low fever (37-38 ° C) after surgery. If you have more than 38ºC ask us.

The medication may cause you to feel dizzy or drowsy, avoid doing dangerous activities.

Some patients notice hard spikes with their tongue. They are not forgotten roots, they are bony walls that hold the tooth. Generally these peaks are spontaneously reabsorbed. If it were not the case, our doctors will polish the beak that annoys you.

If the mouth is cleft (mouth), apply vaseline and keep it hydrated.

The oral opening may be limited during the first days by inflammation of the muscles. It is a normal process that solves itself. If you can not open your mouth more than a centimeter, consult us.

We provide stitches to minimize bleeding and promote the healing process. Sometimes the points are released. You should not be alarmed if this happens to you. Simply pull the thread out of your mouth and throw it away.

Sometimes pain and swelling increase after a few days after surgery. If your pain worsens or does not control with the medication you take, please call us for the appropriate indications.

Each patient is unique. No two mouths are alike. Do not follow well-meaning advice from friends or neighbors. Check your problems with the most qualified people to help you: our specialists.

But the best thing to know is that you come to visit us