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Elegant Smiles of Sea Girt, LLC | After Dental Implant Surgery in Sea Girt



  Elegant Smiles of Sea Girt

W. Scott Steiner, D.M.D.

  Phone: 732-974-9494

After Dental Implant Surgery


After the implant surgery, please make sure you continue and finish the 2 medications that you started before the implant surgery.  The antibiotic will aid in keeping any bad bacteria from attacking the implants and the corticosteroid (Dexamethasone) will reduce any swelling to a minimum.  Take the pain medicine as needed.  You can substitute Advil or Tylenol for the pain medicine if you’d like.  If you take the prescription pain medicine, DO NOT DRIVE.  You could fall asleep or be arrested for DUI.  If pain persists, or you feel it is getting worse, please call us.

 Do not eat/chew on the side the implants are placed for 48 hours.  Eating softer foods like pasta/rice/fish is fine.  Stay away from harder/crunchier foods and sandwiches.  If you have a temporary crown/ denture/ flipper placed the day of the surgery, do not directly chew on the implant area for 2 weeks.  The crown/ denture/ flipper is for looks only.  It is not for chewing.

 Replace the gauze on the implant site every 2 hours for the rest of the day.  You can leave the gauze in or out, whichever is more comfortable, when going to sleep.

DO NOT smoke, use mouthwash, spit, gargle, or brush your teeth for 24 hours.  Smoking of any kind will delay healing and reduce the success rate of the implant surgery.

You must come back within 2 weeks for us to check on the implant site, and remove any remaining stitches.

Finally, any questions or concerns, please call us!

Sea Girt Dentist | After Dental Implant Surgery. William Steiner is a Sea Girt Dentist.