If you have decided that you are going to get implants or have already gotten one, you must also know about some aftercare that will help your implants to be healthy. The process of getting implants can be very easy or very complex. There is no in-between. Some patients are good with just an x-ray done of their teeth, while others need to get a CT scan of their teeth done to find the shape and size of the implants. If you have planned to get dental implants in San Jose, CA, it is the best decision. However, there are some care tips that you need to take when you are taking care of the implants.

If it Bleeds 

After getting your implants, you might face minor bleeding; there is nothing to worry about, as it is normal. It is suggested by dentists to bite on cotton gauze with the teeth that are bleeding. Bite the pad for 30 mins. If the bleeding persists, remove the pad gently and repeat the same process. You can also bite on a tea bag, as the tannic acid in tea bags helps to clot the blood and prevent further bleeding.

Encourage Healing 

After getting your implants, do not poke the teeth with your tongue or fingers. It might cause bleeding and dislocation of the implant. You might catch yourself poking the area as there is an alien substance inside your mouth, but try to resist. If you are a smoker, it is highly suggested to avoid smoking for the entire day.

Reduce the Swelling 

You will have to deal with swelling after getting the implants. However, the swelling is not apparent and will go after a day or two. To soothe the swollen spot and ease the pain, cold compress the area with an ice pack or a pack of frozen peas. Cold compress for 20 minutes twice to thrice a day after the implants. The following day after implants, if the swelling still persists, a cold compress will not help. Apply a hot moist compress for relief.

Oral Hygiene 

Maintaining good oral hygiene is necessary for accelerating healing. If suggested by your dentist, use chlorhexidine mouthwash. After every meal, ensure to wash your mouth with lukewarm water and salt solution. You might be advised to start your regular dental care the following day after getting the implants. Be very careful with the operating area.