Tips for a Speedy Recovery From Mini Dental Implants

Millions of individuals have one or more missing teeth. With the popular dental implants, they have a viable means of replacing them. Traditional implants comprise two-piece screws with a diameter of between 0.12 and 0.2 inches.

 

On the other hand, mini dental implants are one-piece screws with a diameter of 0.1 inches. These are ideal for patients missing a single tooth who cannot get traditional implants. Here are tips for a speedy recovery from mini dental implants. 

 

Watch Your Diet


Choose soft and nutritious meals during the initial 48 hours after the implant surgery. This is because any jaw movement can lead to irritation or bleeding at the surgical site. Choose nutritious foods that do not require chewing and progress gradually to those that require minimal chewing. Also, avoid spicy and hot foods that can irritate. 

 

Proper Hydration


Make sure that you stay hydrated during the recovery period, which will help enhance your energy. Proper hydration is vital for a speedy recovery. It allows the body to get rid of toxins that could slow down recovery. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least two weeks after the implant surgery. The beverages dehydrate the body and can interfere with the recovery process. 

 

Salt Water Rinse 


Rinsing the mouth with salt water will help reduce bacteria that can irritate. A saltwater rinse will also help soothe the incision site. Add one teaspoon of water to a glass of warm water and swish the solution in the mouth for around 30 seconds. Spit out the mixture after the rinse. Repeat the action up to four times every day or according to the dentist's recommendation. 

 

Plenty of Rest 


The best way to allow your body to heal is by getting plenty of rest. Avoid strenuous activities and anything that can increase the risk of facial injury in the days following surgery. Feeling tired is the body’s way of warning you to slow down since resting will help speed up recovery and prevent post-surgical complications. 

 

Using Ice Packs 


Some people experience some swelling after dental implant surgery. Using ice packs can help reduce swelling while also providing pain relief. Wrapping the ice pack in a towel before placing it on the face will help prevent skin damage. Apply the cold compress for 20 minutes at a time. Leaving them on for too long can cause ice burns. 

 

Avoid Smoking 


Even without surgery, smoking is harmful to your oral and general health. It can also negatively impact successful recovery after dental implant surgery. Smokers face a high risk of implant failure since nicotine can restrict oxygen flow to the recovering oral tissue. This will ultimately prolong the recovery time. It is vital to avoid smoking during the recovery period. 

 

It is crucial to practice proper oral hygiene during the dental recovery period. Follow the dentist's instructions to ensure that you keep your mouth clean without damaging the incision site. Good oral hygiene will help prevent the development of an infection.

 

For more tips for a speedy recovery from mini dental implants, call Smile Center Ohio at our office in Delaware at 740-417-9565 or Sunbury at 740-965-2451.