Why Is Surgical After-Care A Crucial Part of the Dental Implant Procedure?

by Arlene Caringal Dentist

Dental implants are a complicated procedure that can only be undertaken by doctors who are experienced in the job and have been providing the care for quite some time. The procedure for a dental implant involves an extensive procedure during which the implant screw is embedded within the jaw and the dental crown is placed on top of it.

While patients need to be extremely careful during the treatment procedure, one also needs to undergo extensive after-treatment care in order to make sure that there are no underlying issues with the teeth. Generally, after a dentist performs the dental implant procedure, they provide their patients with a range of post-operative instructions, suitable medication for controlling the pain as well as prevention of infection and provide a 24-hour emergency helpline to the dental clinic.

During the healing period, patients should always take care to maintain high standards of oral hygiene and general health. Usually, dentists suggest a post-op check-up, during which they review the condition of their patients and suggest the necessary care as well.

Below we highlight certain conditions that patients might go through after having undergone a dental implant surgery.

Infection: This is the most popular problem that numerous people complain of after having undergone a dental implant procedure. It usually occurs due to the poor surgical technique, necrosis or contamination due to the failure to reduce the bacterial count in the surgical field. Certain factors such as smoking, uncontrolled diabetes or periodontal disease are risk factors.

When patients have a case of infection after the dental surgery, it is necessary that doctors investigate the same on an immediate basis and suggest proper measures for the problem. While many patients believe that using antibiotics are enough for tackling the infection, it is not the case. The cause of the infection must be appropriately investigated.

Postoperative pain: It has been clinically studied that patients undergo some amount of discomfort and slight pain after having undergone a dental implant procedure. However, this can be easily subsided with the use of antibiotics which work well. On the other hand, if patients undergo extreme amounts of pain, the condition definitely needs to be checked out by the doctor to ascertain the cause of the pain.

While dental implants can be easily gotten at any dental centre, it is important to undergo the procedure under expert guidance and care in order to ensure that the entire procedure goes well. Therefore, one should always choose a dental clinic that is specialized and provides the best care to their patients. Post-op care is a crucial part of the dental implant procedure and any place that does not provide such care should definitely be avoided.

We offer the best when it comes to dental implant procedure and our specialty lies in following up with our patients and being there for them even after the procedure has been performed. Our office can be reached at 3067 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 2H1, Canada.

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