As a patient, you should do everything in your power to ensure the success of a dental implant treatment, so following your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care is critical. Depending on your dentist, the dental implant process could be lengthy, costly, and uncomfortable—not to mention painful, so you wouldn’t want to experience complications or failure after all that.
The following are the most common post-operative instructions a patient must do after he finishes his treatment in Charlotte for dental implants.
Immediately after the first 24 hours of surgery, it is highly recommended to rinse the mouth with warm water. Your dentist may also suggest that you add a half teaspoon of salt to it to kill bacteria. You’ll need to rinse your mouth four or five times a day, for three to four days. You can only resume brushing or flossing the surgical area after the sutures are removed or have disappeared.