Caring for Dental Implants: Premier Dental Care, Idaho Falls, ID
The right care of new dental implants will help maximize the chances of them lasting a long time and avoiding dental implant failure, something that can happen if you don’t follow your doctor’s orders. At the Idaho Falls, ID dental office of Dr. Tom Anderson, we have a great success and satisfaction rate with implants dentistry. Whether you need a single implant to replace a missing tooth, have had some implant supported dentures, or you’ve replaced an entire arch, the following guidelines can help optimize healing and help you get into a good oral routine that helps maximize the lifespan of your dental implants.
Oral Hygiene and New Dental Implants
Keeping your mouth clean is paramount to the success of new dental implant teeth.
Dental office quality mouth washes and salt water washes can speed healing. Brushing, flossing, and avoiding tobacco are also vital. While there may be bleeding and slight swelling right after your dental surgery, cleaning the mouth with gentle rinsing, biting down on gauze, and ice packs in a 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off rotation can help with swelling. If you have trouble with bleeding not stopping or excessive swelling, please contact our office or seek immediate medical care.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication typically helps. We sometimes prescribe antibiotics, as well. Taking it easy for a few days after your surgery will also help as exertion can increase bleeding.
Avoiding straws and rinsing gently without excessive exertion for several days can help you keep blood clots in place around the surgical site.
Dr. Anderson and his team provide detailed after-care instructions to every patient of Premier Dental Care.
Book a Dental Implants Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants in the Rigby or Idaho Falls, ID area? We are taking on new patients and would be happy to provide you with a consultation to learn about dental implants and other options for replacing missing teeth.