An implant has just been placed in your mouth. The implant is located in the bone, under the tissue & usually cannot be seen. The implant will remain submerged for a period of 4 to 6 months, depending upon your body’s healing properties & the type of implant placed. NEVER USE A WATER PICK NEAR YOUR IMPLANT, EVEN AFTER WORK IS FINISHED. IT CAN CAUSE THE IMPLANT TO FAIL.
Jello, pudding, yogurt, milk shake, ice cream, frosty, carnation breakfast or ensure.
Nothing hot the day of surgery, but you may have warm and soft food such as, mashed potatoes, eggs, soup, broth or soft noodles. Avoid chewing on the implant site until the doctor or staff informs you that it is ok to do so. You may have other foods days following that are normal, although it is up to you personally can tolerate, just no chips, nuts or anything sharp or chewy lie gum or hard bread.
A bone grafting procedure(s) has just been completed for you. Sutures have been placed to hold the tissues together during healing. Two weeks after surgery the sutures will be removed and you will be examined by the doctor.
If I.V. medication has been given, you cannot drive a car for the remainder of the day. It is advised that you have someone remain with you until your sedated condition wears off.
Usually you are able to continue wearing your present partial or flipper. Sometimes it is necessary to leave it in the night of surgery. It is important to keep the appliance as clean as possible during the healing period. You may need to use denture adhesive to hold your partial or denture in place during healing. Avoid placing adhesive directly on the suture line.
Every consideration must be given to keep the surgical site clean and free of food particles. The following are instructions for you mouth care after surgery:
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