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Self-Care After Dental Implant Surgery

By December 30, 2022January 6th, 2023No Comments

Whether you are having single-stage or multi-stage dental implant surgery, you may experience some common discomforts associated with any type of dental surgery, such as:

  • Swelling of your gums and face
  • Bruising of your skin and gums
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Minor bleeding

You may need pain medication or antibiotics after dental surgery. If swelling, discomfort, or any problem worsens the day after surgery, contact your surgeon.

After each stage of surgery, you can eat soft foods while the surgical site heals. Typically, your surgeon will dissolve the stitches themselves. If your stitches don’t dissolve on their own, your doctor will remove them.


Most dental implants are successful. However, sometimes the bone does not bond well with the iron insert. Smoking, for example, can contribute to implant failure and complications.

If the bone is not fully united, the implant is removed, the bone is cleaned, and you can try the procedure again in about three months.

You can help your dental work – and the rest of your natural teeth – last longer if you:

  • Learn good oral hygiene. Just like you would with your natural teeth, keep implants, dentures, and gum tissue clean. Specially designed brushes, such as an interdental brush that moves between the teeth, can help clean the crevices and crannies around the teeth, and gums, and  See your dentist regularly. Schedule a dental exam to ensure the health and functionality of your implants and follow the recommendations of professional cleanings.
  • Avoid bad Don’t bite hard things, like ice cream and hard candy, which can damage your crown or natural teeth. Avoid tobacco and caffeine products that stain your teeth. Get treatment if you grind your teeth.

At Cary Family Dental in Cary, NC we offer dental implants.  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Allan Acton today.

Contact Cary Family Dental to discuss dental implants:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

915 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina

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