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How to Prepare for Dental Implants Surgery


Posted on 4/24/2023 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
How to Prepare for Dental Implants SurgeryDental implants are false teeth made of titanium, screwed to the jawbone after tooth loss. Dental implants are long-term, as they can stay intact for up to fifteen years. Before surgery, there are several things one will have to do to ensure a successful procedure.

Prepare Soft Meals


These soft meals are for after the surgery. Foods like pasta, smoothies, and soups will come in handy after dental surgery. This is because your gums and teeth will be sensitive from the surgery, making it hard to chew hard foods. Process your vegetables and fruits into juices for easier consumption, and where possible, avoid acidic foods.

Fast


You might be placed under general anesthesia. Your oral surgeon will advise that you fast a few hours before the surgery; the expected fasting time is four to twelve hours before dental surgery.

Enough Sleep


Getting a good night's rest is very important pre-surgery. Ample rest gives you enough energy, helping you recover long-term.

Oral Hygiene


Oral hygiene involves brushing and flossing teeth, using fluoride toothpaste, and hydrating enough. Neglecting your dental care in the days leading up to the surgery may cause infections that will interfere with the healing process or cause the dental implants to fail.

Stop Smoking


Smoking impedes your ability to heal. It is recommended to stay off nicotine products for six weeks leading to the surgery. Smoking also affects sedation during the surgery and might render you uncomfortable.

Stop Some Medications


Medicine such as aspirin thins the blood and is not recommended after the surgery. Therefore, ten days before the surgery, your oral surgeon might have you laying off aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, St John's Wort, Garlic supplements, fish oil, products that have estrogen supplements, anti-inflammatory agents like Advil, and some types of birth control.

Find a Helper


Have someone over eighteen drive you to and from your appointment. It is also advisable that they stay with you for at least twenty-four hours post-operation.
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