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Aug 28, 2023

What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery: How Long Does It Take to Recover?


If you’re considering dental implant surgery, you may be wondering what to expect during the recovery process and how long it will take for your dental implant healing. Dental implant surgery is a common procedure to replace missing teeth or to help secure dentures, and with the right care and healing time, the results can last a lifetime. In this blog post, we’ll look at what to expect after dental implant surgery and how long it typically takes to recover with FastNewSmile® dental implants.

What to Expect:

The Day of Dental Implant Surgery

Undergoing a full-arch dental implant procedure is not particularly complicated, but it is a surgical process which will take time to heal completely. This treatment is usually carried out in two stages; first your extracted teeth will be replaced with small metal rods, a provisional, or a temporary set. Then, once they are ready, you will have the temporaries removed and your final set put in.

Recovery Time

In the majority of cases, individuals can return to work the day after the procedure. Discomfort such as pain, swelling, and bleeding are common in the two days following the operation, and pain relief can be obtained from over-the-counter medicine. It’s typical for the stitches in the gums to dissolve after a few days, and soft food should be eaten for around one week to ten days.\

Tips for a Smooth Recovery

To ensure a successful post-op recovery, follow your doctor’s instructions. Such directions include consuming soft foods, resuming your regular oral hygiene routine such as brushing within 24 hours of the procedure, applying ice to reduce swelling, avoiding smoking for several weeks, taking prescribed pain medications, and monitoring any fever, infection or extended swelling that persists beyond a few days. Don’t forget to make it to all follow-up appointments as scheduled.

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