Post Op Instructions for a Dental Implant

  • You should plan to rest immediately following the procedure and preferably for the next day. This helps early healing.
  • Some discomfort will be felt afterwards but pain is not usually a problem. Suitable pain relief will be given to you and it is recommended that this be taken immediately following the procedure then as prescribed if required.
  • Do not stretch or lift the lip out for the first couple of days as this may irritate the wound.
  • Some slight oozing of the site may occur afterwards. This should stop within 12 hours. If bleeding persists then please phone the treating dentist.
  • Soft foods should be taken for the first day so as not to disrupt the wound.
  • It is important to keep the area clean and the mouth rinse "savacol" should be used twice daily for 7 days or until normal brushing can be resumed.

Do not start mouth rinse until next day.

  • Hot salt water mouth soaks 4-6 times per day are to start the following day as well.
  • Avoid hot drinks, alcohol or strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours as this may start bleeding.
  • If you have a partial denture this should not be worn on the day of the procedure.
  • Do not force the denture into place if there is any pressure, leave the denture out and contact the surgery.

If there are any problems then please phone the practice.

Outside work hours, refer to our after hours care information.