Pain And Swelling And Bleeding, Oh My! Natural Ways To Reduce The Symptoms After Dental Implant Surgery

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If you have just undergone dental implant surgery, you are probably experiencing bleeding gums, inflammation and pain. The pain medications that your dentist prescribed will wear off in just a few hours, so it is important to know what you can do to help manage these symptoms while waiting for your next dose. Below is a list of just a few of the natural remedies you can use that will reduce these symptoms of dental implants so that you can continue life as normal.


Garlic has natural infection-fighting properties and can greatly reduce the amount swelling and pain that you will experience after dental implant surgery. Allicin, a common agent found in garlic, is an anti-bacterial which kills the parasites that cause gum bleeding and swelling. Crush four garlic cloves into a teaspoon of oil olive and apply the mixture directly to your gums. Let the garlic seep into your gums for twenty minutes before rinsing with mouthwash. The garlic will work to improve the overall blood flow to your gums and jaw which will cause your swelling to go down and will help ease the pain of the implants.

Dark Tea

Bleeding of the gums is another common side effect you will experience after going through dental implant surgery. The bleeding of the gums is normal and will continue for a few days. However, there are ways to limit the amount they bleed each day. Black and green tea are both natural remedies that cure this for you. The tannic acid that is found in black and green teas will remove dangerous bacteria and will help your mouth to heal quicker. When you begin to notice the bleeding, drink a cup of one of these teas. After you are done drinking the tea, you can apply the teas bags directly to your gums for added comfort.

Cucumber Slices

Cucumbers a great to use for a wide variety of homemade treatments, one of which is reducing the amount of swelling in your mouth. Cucumbers are full of juice that helps to ease the swelling and take away the pain that is associated with dental implants. All you need are a few cucumber slices. Place the slices in between your cheeks and your gums and wait for ten minutes. The cucumber juice will seep into your gums and help manage the pain and reduce the swelling. You can repeat this several times a day, if necessary.

You don't need to depend exclusively on doctor-prescribed pain medications to get your through the healing process after your dental surgery. These simple ingredients above will help to reduce the symptoms associated with dental implants, and you never even have to leave your house to make them.

For more information, contact BayView Dental Arts or a similar location.


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