Instructions For Post-Operative Care Following Implant Placement Under Local Anaesthetic

Instructions For Post-Operative Care Following Implant Placement Under Local Anaesthetic

Following the surgery, you will be advised to avoid the following;

  • Exercise or any form of exertion
  • Disturbance of the oral site (such as stretching to look at what has been done, extensive talking and so on)
  • Hot drinks for 2-3 days as it will dissolve the clot and increase the risk of extensive bleeding.
  • Chewing food directly over the surgical area until the sutures have been removed and chewing particularly hard food in the first 2-3 days after surgery.
  • Taking aspirin (or other medication containing acetyl-salicylic acid) as painkillers for the first 2-3 days after surgery. Important; If you are on aspirin or warfarin for any reason and are not told otherwise DO NOT STOP.
  • Exposing your face to hot/cold weather on the same day of surgery, this includes hot steam cooking and hot water from shower/bath.
  • If you wear dentures they should not apply any pressure over the treated area and should be confined to appearance only for the first 2 – 3 weeks after the surgical (avoid eating with dentures)
  • Brushing your teeth in the surgical for the first 24 hours after the surgical, if you use electric toothbrushes stop using it (use normal toothbrushes instead) until sutures will be removed.

Following the surgery, you will have been advised to do the following:

 Take the medication that has been prescribed for you (antibiotics and pain killers as indicated).

Use an ice pack as soon as possible alternating 2 minutes on with 1 minute off to avoid freezing the area for 2 -3 hours.

Use the mouth rinse 3 – 4 times a day for the first week to rinse your mouth.

In the event of bleeding from the surgery site you will have been given some “packs” to use. Lightly moisten these and place direct but gentle pressure over the area of the surgery. Try to avoid placing any tension on the sutures (stitches) to avoid pulling these through the gum margins. Taste of blood in your mouth and “red spitting” are normal sign after a surgery and so they do not need to be addressed.

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After a day brush with extreme care around the site of the surgery. So do not use electric toothbrushes until the sutures will be removed.

Please remember to bring this instruction list with you on the day when you will have your sutures removed so specific instruction may be added if needed.

Special Instructions:

Amoxicillin 500mg 1 three times daily (full stomach no alcohol)

Ibuprofen 400 mg 1 twice daily from today (full stomach no alcohol)

Dexamethasone (steroid tablets) Please take 3 x tablets the following day and 2 x tablets the day after that. As they require a reducing dose.

Corsodyl mouthwash 4 – 5 times daily.

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