Dental Implants

  1. After surgical procedure, you may experience some bleeding, which is normal.  You may use some folded gauze over the surgical area to apply pressure.
  2. You may have some swelling in the surgical area for three days.  It will begin to improve after the third day.
  3. No smoking!
  4. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours.  Avoid chewing in that area.
  5. You may brush your teeth, but be careful near the surgical site.  If you can see any metal after the implant is placed, use a Q-tip dipped in Peridex (the blue prescription mouthrinse) to swab around the implant.
  6. Take all prescribed medications as directed. Do not take the antibiotic or pain medicine on an empty stomach, as this may cause nausea.
  7. You will need a post-operative appointment in 10-14 days for suture removal.