Bleeding of the wound is possible shortly after the implantation. Saliva may turn pinkish.
Most often the bleeding stops within a couple of hours.
If bleeding persists:
- Roll a gauze into a ball;
- Place it on the wound;
- Bite and hold your teeth closed for 30 minutes.
- Apply a cold compress from the outside.
Facial oedema may develop on the second or third day after surgery.
If, several days after surgery, the overall health status deteriorates:
- General fatigue occurs;
- The body temperature increases;
- Severe oedema develops at the site of the surgery;
- Pain occurs, when swallowing saliva;
- Opening your mouth becomes difficult,
Immediately call the reception desk of our clinic on +371 67 339 300 or your attending physician.
During the first days
Physical work is not recommended, it is advisable to mostly stay in a sitting position. When lying down, keep the head as high as possible, for instance, use two pillows.
All medications prescribed by the physician should be used from the first day of surgery.
Use the prescribed dose exactly as indicated in the prescription.
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications
Any painkiller prescribed by your doctor can be used to relieve pain. Take the medication 2-3 times a day for 2-5 days. All other prescribed drugs should be taken as usual.
To reduce swelling, it is best to put a bag with ice folded in a towel on the cheek and hold it for 20 minutes. Repeat this procedure several times every 20 minutes.
On the first day after surgery, do not rinse your mouth and eat hot food or consume hot drinks. It is also not advisable to drink with a straw. It is recommended to have a warm, soft consistency meal, chewing on the opposite side of where the surgery was performed.
During the First Week
The next day after the surgery, start brushing your teeth 3 times a day with toothpaste, then rinse your mouth with 0.2% chlorhexidine solution.
If the implants are uncovered and the screw heads are visible in the mouth, they should be cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste from the 3rd day after surgery, despite possible minor bleeding of the gums.
It is not recommended to attend sports classes during the first week after implantation, as well as you should avoid taking a hot shower or visiting a sauna.
In the first week, in order not to traumatise the postoperative wound, it is advisable to consume easily chewable, warm food.
The sutures are removed on the 7th-14th day after the operation, at a pre-arranged consultation.
Smoking and alcohol
Smoking can adversely affect healing of the postoperative wound and successful implant integration. We recommend avoiding smoking for two weeks after the surgery.
The use of alcohol is prohibited for 7 days after the surgery.
During the First Month
Stitches are removed during the 2nd week. Food of any consistency may be consumed. However, for a while, it is advisable to chew on the opposite side of the implantation.
Starting from the second week, the use of medications is no longer required, except for in the cases where your attending physician has provided otherwise.
Oral hygiene must be performed as usual, replacing chlorhexidine with water or any mouthwash.