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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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2 Things To Do After You Get Dental Implants

by Alfredo Moore

If you are getting dental implants, you are going to need to know how to take care of them after you have had the implants installed in your jaw. The first few days after your treatment are going to be important when it comes to healing because the first days will let you get in the necessary routine to keep your implants healing well. So what should you do when you get home after having your implants inserted?

Bite the Sponges

Your dentist will have packed your mouth with sponges after they are done with the procedure. The reason for that is to control the bleeding that is going to happen. If you notice that you have bleeding, you can bite down on the sponges. Biting down on the sponges creates pressure and that pressure controls the bleeding. Your dentist will likely send extra sponges home with you so that you can change them out as necessary. You shouldn't have active bleeding for long after the procedure, but you might have some oozing for a couple of days. If your implant sites keep bleeding, you need to call your dentist for a follow-up appointment to make sure that nothing is wrong. 

Ice Your Face

There is going to be some pain and swelling after the procedure. You can use ice packs to help control that problem. You should ice the area for about 15 minutes at a time, then take a break. You need to make sure that you have a cloth in between your face and the ice packs because you can actually give yourself a mild case of frostbite if you aren't careful. You might want to make sure that you have multiple ice packs so you can use one and have others in the freezer staying cold. You can also use bags of frozen peas or corn instead of ice packs. You might find using peas or corn to be more comfortable since they are able to mold to your face better and may be more comfortable for you to use in the long run. 

Getting dental implants can make it so that you don't have any missing teeth. If you do get them, you need to make sure that you are following your dentist's orders when it comes to your aftercare. The better your aftercare, the better your odds are going to be when it comes to the success of your treatment.