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Implant Placement

Implant Placement

1. Medications

  • Continue taking all prescribed medications unless otherwise advised.
  • Medications for discomfort have been prescribed.  Take as directed as needed.  Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  • For over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, take ibuprofen (brand names Motrin and Advil) 600mg every 4 hours for the first day, then as needed.  This should be taken with food.

2. Today

  • Apply ice pack(frozen peas) to area if area feels swollen after novacain wears off.
  • Avoid using a tooth brush in surgical area only.  Use cotton swabs and peroxide (Peridex, Periogard, if prescribed) in the surgical area morning and night.
  • Soft diets with plenty of liquids.   No hard food (peanuts, raw vegetables, etc.)
  • Sleep on two pillows.
  • Rest and relax J T. L. C.  If you should have any seepage (light bleeding) apply pressure with wet gauze for 10-15 minutes.  If seepage continues, apply pressure with wet tea bag (not green tea).
  • Brush morning/night.  Use rinse in surgical area at the same time.

Avoid  Today

  • Rinsing or spitting
  • Drinking from a straw
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Smoking

3. Tomorrow

  • Resume rinsing with Peridex (Periogard/ Chlorohexadine)
  • Continue Medications.
  • If swelling occurs, heat may be applied.

Please do not hesitate to call our office during business hours if questions or concerns arise.  After office hours, you may reach us at (614) 262-9588.

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