MAINTAINING ORAL HYGIENE
HOW TO MAINTAIN ORAL HYGIENE?
It is important to invest effort in oral hygiene in order to ensure the best possible conditions for the implant insertion, before the very procedure of dental implant insertion.
It is recommended to use a soft toothbrush with rounded and thick bristles and to use interdental brushes. After the implant insertion it is very important to use a soft toothbrush and interdental brushes on the surrounding teeth in order to avoid infections. It is recommended to use mouthwash that contain hexetidine.
“It is recommended to use a soft toothbrush with rounded and thick bristles and to use interdental brushes.”
Cooled sage tea can also be used to maintain oral hygiene, apart from the toothbrush and mouthwash. The oral cavity should be rinsed every 3-4 hours. Standard painkillers can be used in case it is necessary. Medication that contains acetylsalicylic acid such as Aspirin mustn't be used because it prolongs the bleeding.
After the surgery, there is often swelling around the inserted implant which is a normal occurrence and it does not pose any danger. The swelling is reduced by applying ice in plastic bags for the first 6-12 hours above the area of the surgery in half hour intervals with 10-minute breaks.
The patient can eat liquid, mashed food for the first few days. They should avoid warm beverages and they shouldn’t smoke 4-6 hours after the procedure. Stitches are removed 5-7 days later unless they are absorbable sutures (they dissolve on their own).