If you are considering receiving dental implant services, it is important to understand the dental implant recovery process. Understanding the recovery process is one of the keys to a successful implantation process.
The Length of the Recovery Time
Your dentist will be able to give you the best idea of how long your recovery time will last. The recovery time is affected by a variety of factors.
The number of teeth you are having extracted and implanted will impact the recovery time, with more teeth generally meaning a lengthier recovery time. If your bones are healthy, the recovery time may be shorter than if your bones are in an unhealthy condition. If your surgery requires bone grafts, the recovery time may be longer.
Talk to your doctor about the health of your bones, the number of teeth that have to be extracted, and the recovery time. These will all impact the length of the recovery process.
How to Help Your Body Recover
After the surgery, there are various steps you can take to help your body recover.
If you smoke at all, be it cigarettes or cannabis, you should stop for at least a week. The motions your mouth goes through when you are smoking can stress out your mouth.
You should not drink alcohol during the recovery process. Drinking alcohol will not help your body heal and can extend the healing process. You will also probably be taking medication that you shouldn't mix with alcohol.
When it comes to eating, you want to avoid really hot foods. Your mouth is too sensitive for both foods that are physically hot and foods that are really spicy.
Stick to foods that are nutritious and soft. Smoothies made from fruits and vegetables are a good choice, as long as you don't drink them with a straw. The sucking motion is stressful on your mouth. Stick with food that will help give you the nutrition you need to heal.
Finally, be careful with how you move. You don't want to do a lot of bending and standing right after your surgery. It can contribute to bleeding and it can make you uncomfortable.
Healthy habits are the key to healing properly. Your recovery time is going to be shorter if you take care of your body, abstain from smoking and drinking alcohol, and stick to eating healthy foods and limiting your movements until you fully heal from your surgery.