When you get dental implants at New Image Dental Implant Center, you may have questions for Dr. Jeremy Miner. Please feel free to bring up any questions or concerns you may have. Here are some of our most common questions for patients who have just undergone dental implant placement.
Can I Eat After This Procedure?
Yes you can eat, however because your implant needs time to fuse to your jawbone and your mouth needs time to heal, its best to take things slow initially. We recommend patients eat soft healthy foods like eggs, soup, fish or yogurt for the first week after their implant placement. Drinking an increased amount of water or other liquids will also be beneficial to your mouth’s healing process.
Will It Hurt Afterwards?
We take the utmost care to ensure all our patients have a comfortable and enjoyable experience getting their implants placed. As with any surgery, there is a possibility for some patients to experience soreness or swelling for a day or two after the surgery. To ease the transition after your anesthetic wears off, Dr. Miner may prescribe you pain medication to offer you continued comfort after the procedure. Sometimes antibiotics will also be prescribed to prevent infection and aid healing. Talk to our doctors about any medicine you are currently taking.
When Can I Resume My Regular Routine?
Most patients can get back in the saddle and resume work and other activities after a day or two. We do strongly urge patients to avoid intense exercise for at least a week as anything that involves heavy lifting or increased heart rate can negatively impact your mouth’s healing.
If you have other questions regarding a dental implant procedure, our friendly knowledgable team is happy to answer them. Give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.