Caring for your dental implant
It's very important that you adhere to the post operative instructions carefully which your Bupa dentist gave you. Failure to do so can result in infection around the implant site with the loss of the implant(s).
Pain after having a dental implant
It's likely and common to have some pain, swelling and bruising after the implant surgery, which can be reduced with the help of painkillers and antibiotics. It's also possible that you may bleed – if this cannot be stopped with pressure please contact your implant dentist.
Keeping your implant clean
The area around the implant site must be kept clean. For the two weeks after your implant surgery, you must rinse the area with Corsodyl mouthwash morning and night for one minute and rinse with warm salty water after every meal. It's critical that you don't brush the implant until the stitches have been removed but after a few days you can brush as normal, just don’t brush the implant directly.
In the first two weeks after the placement of your implant(s) we need to limit the amount of force exerted on the implant. Therefore if you're wearing a temporary denture please wear it sparingly during this time. If eating without the denture in place, again soft foods only in this area.
Brushing your implant
After two weeks and the removal of the stitches, you can brush the implant with the Corsodyl gel and soft brush provided by your Bupa dentist. Please note that all cleaning devices must be plastic as metal may scratch the surface of the implant.
After one week, your Bupa dentist will arrange an appointment to review things and check your oral hygiene after your implant surgery. Your dentist will then arrange the next phase of review appointments to ensure your implant surgery is a success.
If you have any questions, find and contact your local practice.