If you have had surgery for dental implants recently, you may be surprised by how straightforward and simple the entire process is. Most patients feel comfortable throughout the operation and do not experience any pain because of the anaesthetic. However, if you are afraid that you may feel any pain or discomfort, it’s always a good idea to talk with your dentist in advance about your sedation options.
Living with dental implants in Belfast is very easy and shouldn’t make you feel worried. As long as you brush and floss your teeth and dental implants daily and you see the dentist every few months for routine check-ups and cleanings, your dental implants will last for years to come.
It goes without saying that if you are in pain or feel uncomfortable after the operation, you should contact us immediately at Blue Sky Dentistry.
Will my mouth bleed?
Some minor bleeding after your implant operation is normal and shouldn’t alarm you. Your dentist will advise you to put pressure on the implant sites with the help of a sterilised gauze. This will help monitor the bleeding. However, if you keep bleeding for many hours or days after the operation, you should see your dentist immediately. Bleeding after the operation can also be caused by biting and chewing into hard foods. For this reason, we advise our patients to follow a diet of soft foods and liquids for the first few weeks.
How can I accelerate the healing process?
The healing process, also known as ‘osseointegration’, can take from a few weeks to several months depending on the number of dental implants in your mouth and the overall state of your oral and general health. While waiting for the dental implants to fuse with your jawbone, avoid disturbing the surgical sites with your tongue or fingers and stay away from harmful habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol drinking. You should always follow the instructions of your dentist.
Dental implants in Belfast require long-term care and maintenance for optimal results. To keep them healthy, upgrade your oral hygiene routine, adopt a healthy diet and visit your dentist regularly.