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Robert Haynes

Dental Implant Guide – How to Preserve Your Teeth After Treatment?

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Robert Haynes, (2021, December 9). Dental Implant Guide – How to Preserve Your Teeth After Treatment?. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/dental-implant-guide-how-preserve-your-teeth-after-treatment/
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Nothing in the world is as painful as a toothache. Maybe that’s why we begin searching for a dentist around us as soon as we experience it. 

Dental ache is enough to hamper your lifestyle and dietary changes. But what’s important is how you deal with it. No wonder it’s easy to seek a dentist’s recommendations and undergo treatment. But your aftercare decides a lot of things. Maybe that’s why dentists pay keen attention to the same. If you have undergone dental implant treatment recently, ensure that you seek some reliable aftercare and fasten up the recovery phase. 

Avoid hot drinks and foods

Dental implants are likely to make your teeth fragile and ultra-sensitive. That’s when drinking hot drinks and foods can take a toll on your oral hygiene while raising pain issues. Therefore, ensure that you avoid eating hot drinks and foods right after the treatment. Stick to cold water and foods for a while until your dentist recommends you. If you don’t do so, it may lead to sensitivity issues. If you are already suffering from the same, consider searching for a ‘dentist near me‘ to fix that unbearable pain again. Hot food and drinks are likely to put excessive pressure on your mouth tissues making a recovery difficult. All in all, it’s not a good idea to hamper your dental structure when you’ve just undergone surgery. 

Treat discomfort

You are common to experience some degree of discomfort, especially if you have just undergone a dental implant surgery. The major reason behind discomfort is excessive swelling and pain. But that’s a common effect after dental surgery. There are cases when the discomfort increases and goes to the next level due to excessive swelling. So, use ice pack therapy instead of panicking in such a situation. Put an ice pack on the affected area to heal pain, and it will wave off swelling for sure. If you have excessive pain and swelling issues, your dentist may recommend a painkiller. Although it is an effective and easy way to wave off the pain, avoid it until necessary. 

Change your mouthwash

Your mouth structure gets ultra-sensitive after the dental implant treatment. Therefore, you should be concerned about every oral product you have been using so far. Although your dentist would recommend a mouthwash or new brushing technique, there is no harm in making extra efforts and opting for a safer product. Here, saltwater-based mouthwashes work the best for you. It is ideal for controlling and reducing bacteria while skipping any complications. If you fail to find a saltwater-based mouthwash, consider gargling with saltwater at home. This shows almost similar results. However, don’t forget to consult your dentist first. 

The bottom line

Dental care is one of the crucial factors deciding your overall hygiene and dietary changes required. You should be firm enough to take care of your teeth while avoiding a series of food and drinks. Just undergoing dental implant treatment isn’t enough sometimes; you have to be good enough to take all dental care measures to ensure the best dental hygiene. 


Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in mental health and well-being.


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