Have An Easier Recovery After Getting Dental Implants

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When you first get dental implants, you want to be ready for the recovery. You should plan on taking it easy and have all the proper items you are going toned to take care of yourself. Follow the tips in this article to make your recovery time much easier and more comfortable when you get your dental implants:

Supplies you'll want to have on hand:

  • Your prescription pain relievers
  • Instant ice packs
  • A soft pillow
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Plenty of soft food

Tips for an easy recovery:

Rest: If possible, you want to try to take two days off work. You should be feeling fine to go to work by day three. However, those first two days can be quite uncomfortable and you can experience a good amount of pain and discomfort. You should allow yourself two days to rest, especially if you have a job where you are required to do a lot of talking.

Medication: You want to make sure you take the pain relievers how you were instructed by your dentist (such as Hartman Gary DDS MS Limited). Even if you aren't in pain yet, take them as directed. They will take time to work and if you wait past the recommended time, until you are in pain, you are suffering needlessly. With the pain medication, anti-inflammatories will also help and decrease the amount of swelling you experience.

Ice packs: You should put ice packs on your jaw, adjacent to the new implants, every 20 minutes and only keep the ice on for 20 minutes at a time. This is one more reason why it's easier to recover if you have a couple days off work.

Comfort: Your favorite pillow in the world may not be the right one to recover with after getting your dental implants. If you generally sleep with a firm pillow, you may find you want a soft feather pillow for the first few days after getting your implants. A feather pillow will put less pressure on your jaw, making napping and sleeping less painful.

Foods: You should plan on eating very soft foods for the first couple of days. Foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, soup and mashed potatoes are good options. Once you start to feel more comfortable with eating, you can slowly begin eating firmer foods.

When you follow the tips in this article, you will have an easier recovery. Getting dental implants is a positive thing, but the recovery isn't all that great and comforting yourself will really help.


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