Mini Implant Procedure: Tips for a Faster Recovery from Implant Surgery

The recovery phase is important in the case of dental implants. In either types of implant, endosteal or subperiosteal, recovery is a vital phase for the process of osseointegration to adapt to the titanium installed in the natural bone structure of the jaw. It is the extend recovery from implant surgery could make the whole procedure lengthy, which can extend even up to two years.

Osseointegration isn’t always successful. In some patients, it is accepted faster but other are rejected. Reasons are still unknown why this phenomenon occurs. Yet, this phase is still vital for mini implant procedure. Osseointegration healing process differs from person to person; a minimum period would be for 3 months but can extend up to a maximum of 2 years. Here are important tips to following to expedite the healing process.

  • Eat soft and nutritious foods and avoid hard ones like nut which uses pressure on the jawing by chewing. Cold soups, creams, purees and shakes are recommended foods for a short while.
  • Also avoid sticky eatable like bubble and chewing gums. They also cause pressure while chewing. The same restrictions should be observed like not eating spicy foods and hot drinks. Alcohol is also prohibited due to the fact that it slows down the healing process.
  • Smoking is also restricted. Avoid too much talking or pushing the implants with your tongue. The are of the surgery must be left undisturbed as much as possible and it is important not to poke the area with a toothpick or any other device.
  • Regular medications will be prescribed and should be taken religiously. Complete the entire course of the prescribed medicine. If having allergic or side effects, consult your physician immediately.
  • Strict oral care must be observed. Suspend brushing your teeth for the first two weeks after the surgery but you may clean your mouth with a astringent to keep the area of surgery from infection. Have the dressing be removed by your specialist after two weeks.
  • You may experience a little swelling for the firs three days which you may use an ice pack over the swollen area. Brushing the operated area three weeks after the mini implant procedure must begin, but remember to use a light, soft brush when doing so. Following these simple, yet effective tips can help your recovery from implant surgery and will let you enjoy your new smile in no time.

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