Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants from Elite Khan?s Manchester

Posted by elitekhandental on October 15th, 2014

Dental Implants are a rather amazing procedure giving you not only your smile back but also the ability to eat, chew and speak as you normally would. With their long-term life span of over ten years if cared for properly, the questions most often asked are not why one should get dental implants at but how should one care for them. Here we look at frequently asked questions on care of the mouth following surgery for DENTAL IMPLANTS from Elite Khan’s MANCHESTER clinic.

When will I leave hospital?

If you had the implants fitted under a local anaesthetic without sedation than you’ll be able to leave and go home as soon as the procedure is complete. If you’ve undergone sedation however then you’ll need to stay a little longer until you’re fully recovered.

What happens after I’ve left hospital?

You’ll be able to eat fairly soon after surgery but Elite Khan advise a soft diet for a short time. Alcohol should be avoided for at least twenty-four hours and any smokers are advised to quit before treatment has even begun. This significantly reduces the risk of any complications and allows recovery to take place at the normal rate. Smoking only slows it down considerably.

How should I look after my mouth?

When it comes to brushing, Elite advises avoiding the area for a week where the implant was inserted. A mouthwash such as Corsodyl is recommended to keep the area free from plaque during that time. Hold the mouthwash in your mouth for one minute and repeat twice a day.

Will I be in a lot of pain?

The level of discomfort you’ll experience will vary depending on your particular pain threshold. Having said that, for the most, just a general painkiller such as paracetamol is all that’s needed. These are available at any local chemist or supermarket. It’s better to take them before any anaesthesia wears off at the intervals suggested for the first twenty-four hours. There may be some facial swelling and bruising, in order to minimise this then a simply ice pack can be applied to the area for ten minutes every hour for six hours. To make an ice pack just wrap a bag of frozen peas in a tea towel and apply to the area.

When can I start doing normal things?

People often return to work within a day or two of treatment depending on what they do for a living. Having dental implants shouldn’t have too much impact on your working week.

If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry such as braces or VENEERS within the MANCHESTER area then head to Elite Khan Dental. Providing high quality cosmetic procedures such as DENTAL Implants at their MANCHESTER clinic for amazingly affordable prices.

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