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What happens before, during, and after dental implant surgery

Following the evidence-based instructions before, during and after the dental surgery can help offer the best results. Dental surgeries offer certain discomfort, but following precise instructions can help with a fast recovery process. 

What Happens Before, During, And After Dental Implant Surgery?

If you are considering dental implant treatment for your broken or chipped teeth or even for your gum infections, then congratulations, you are on your way towards a beautiful and healthy smile. Here are some of the things that you need to consider before, during and after your surgery. 

The first step of having a successful dental implant treatment is getting a thumbs up from the dentist. In several cases, the dentists might not feel appropriate operating over you due to specific health issues. Once your doctor feels you are ready for the surgery, there are a few things that you should expect moving forward. 

Before you visit the top commercial dental clinics in India, you must remember that these implants are not one-time procedures. It is a multi-step process that requires you to spend a minimum of several weeks and a maximum of nine months of your time to finish the complete process. 

The main reason the good dentists for implants don’t finish the process in a step within a day is because it won’t offer a 98% success rate then. The main reason the process is long is that your mouth and the jawbone need to be prepared to withstand the implants for a long time. That is why the dentists carry out a full inspection before carrying out the procedure to ensure that the jawbone has adequate bone density for the success of the proceedings. 

You May Require Bone Grafting

If the top professionals at the dental implant clinic feel that your jawbone is not thick enough to conduct surgery, then they might ask you to undergo bone grafting to strengthen your jaw. A soft jawbone can’t withstand or support the implants for an extended period. So the surgeon can use the bone from another source of the body to increase the density. 

Bone grafting can take a few days or a few months, depending on the amount of support that your jaw requires, as the jaw will need some time to regrow the bone mass for successful implantation. 

How Should You Prepare For Your Surgery

It is essential to follow specific pre-surgery instructions given to you by the professionals to ensure that you get the best results. The main instructions include:

  • Eating a healthy breakfast on the day of the surgery is mandatory. Still, if your doctor suggests you take a sedative, it is recommended not to eat anything from the evening before the surgery.
  • Your doctor might ask you to use a special antibacterial mouthwash when the days of the surgery come near. 
  • Securing a reliable source of transportation to and from the hospital is also necessary. 
  • Maintaining the required oral care before the surgery to ensure that the hums are ready to withstand the implants. 

During The Surgery

It would help if you kept in mind that it is similar to any surgical procedure. Dental implant surgery also comes with a certain level of discomfort. But the oral surgeons use local anaesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel any pain during your permanent teeth fixing procedure. 

Your surgeon will follow the following steps: inserting a small incision into your mouth and creating flaps that will expose the bone that requires implantation. The next step they follow is drilling the area to make enough room for the implant. 

The dental implants consist of a few main components that include the crown, abutment and titanium screw. In the next step, your dentist fixes the screw into the space and firmly fixes the metal base into your jawbone. The jawbone needs to fuse with the metal post naturally, and once the regrowth process is over, the doctor will combine the abutment with the screw to make sure that the crown stays in place. 

Your gum will require some time to heal and strengthen ultimately after this process, and once it heals, the dentist will take impressions to make sure that the implant fits properly and looks natural. The final step is to fix the crown into the abutment. 

Recovery Process 

Even if you have the top professionals from the best dental implant clinic, you will feel a certain level of discomfort. The different symptoms that you may encounter include minor bruising, pain in the site, swelling of gums and face and slight bleeding. 

Your dentist will prescribe you the required medicines to ensure that you have the minimum discomfort level. It is also recommended to avoid hard food, continue regular brushing and flossing, and use an antibacterial mouthwash to keep up with optimal dental care. 

Conclusively these are the instructions and steps you need before, during and after your dental surgery. 

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Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande is a BDS & MDS in teeth replacement and implantology (prosthodontics). He has been practicing as an implantologist, smile designer & consultant in Bandra and Mira Bhayandar.

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