A lot of people do not realize the importance of post op care that needs to be done. Since getting dental implants is a minor surgical procedure it does involve local anesthesia and embedding a foreign object in your jawbone that will serve the purpose of a regular teeth. So while dental implants are placed in your jaw the next thing that you as a patient need to do is make sure to follow all the post op care instructions provided to you by your dentist so that you can avoid any complications of infections that could potentially delay the process of healing to begin with.
With that being said, despite all the benefits of dental implants you need to know if your oral health is not taken care of then you will probably not see any of the benefits and will be more focused on fighting infections and pus which does not sound like an ideal situation. Following are some of the tips and tricks that will help you after you get your dental implants installed, check them out below.
The first hour is crucial, you need to make sure that the gauze that has been placed on top of the surgical areas is in place. Make sure to bite down on it so as to avoid it from moving and also do not change the gauze unless specifically instructed to, especially right after the surgery. Keep changing the dressing as prescribed by your dentist.
Eat Soft Things Only
If you have just gotten out of a dental surgery for getting implants installed then you should definitely avoid any kind of food that requires a lot of chewing, avoid crunchy things or anything that could get stuck between your teeth.