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How Does Dental Implant Recovery Process Feel Like?


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Northstar Dental
How Does Dental Implant Recovery Process Feel Like?Dental implant is an effective restorative option for replacing a severely damaged or missing tooth. It feels and performs the same way as your natural teeth. The idea of having a functional and beautiful set of teeth is exciting. However, the surgical and healing process may seem scary. If you are considering a dental implant, you may wonder what to expect during recovery. Will it take long to get back to your daily routine? This article will help you understand how the dental implant recovery process feels like.

Pain


The dental implant procedure involves various steps. You may have the damaged tooth removed or have a bone graft before getting your dental implant. These oral procedures are minimally painful, thanks to the sedation used. It helps to numb your mouth. Hence, you'll not feel any pain during the dental implant procedure.

A few hours after the surgery, the numbness may disappear, and little pain may begin. The good thing is that you can ease the discomfort using pain medication prescribed by the dentist. You will also experience bleeding after the surgery. However, the dentist will help you ease this by placing gauze sponges in the implant area. After one to two hours, you can remove the gauze and have something soft to eat.

Swelling


Three days after the surgery, the pain will begin to subside. However, you may notice facial swelling and bruising. This is a normal and natural way of healing. You can manage this by placing a cold compressor on the outer side of the mouth. Swelling may take 3-4 days after the surgery. At this time, you can carry on with your daily activities.

Nevertheless, it is advisable to avoid heavy activities and to bend. You may also need to consume soft foods. After seven to fourteen days, you will notice some improvements. During this period, you can eat all kinds of foods and return to daily activities.

It is good to note that the recovery process after the dental implant varies depending on how you follow the dentist's instructions. Our professionals will help you learn more about the dental implant recovery process.


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