What You Should Know About the Dental Implant Recovery Process

Posted by DR. LOUIS PAULERIO on Jul 1 2021, 10:28 AM

Dental implant surgery is a procedure during which your dentist drills a titanium screw into the jawbone to facilitate the placement of crowns, bridges, dentures, or other dental prosthetics. 

Although the surgery is relatively straightforward, it does involve a recovery process. 

Knowing what to expect during this period will help you feel at ease if you experience any discomfort or minor pain. In this blog, Dr. Louis E. Paulerio at Point Loma Family Dentistry answers some of the most common questions you are likely to have about the dental implant recovery process.

How Long Will It Take for My Implant to Heal?

  • The exact time it takes for you to heal depends on the nature of your surgery. 
  • Here are three variables that determine how long the dental implant recovery process may take:
  • Whether your jawbone is healthy enough to withstand the implant.
  • Whether you need any bone grafting to help support your implants.
  • The number of implants you require.

Will I Feel Pain After Getting a Dental Implant?

You are likely to experience some pain for up to two weeks after a dental implant procedure. This is quite normal. Still, we will make sure you are given the instructions and medication necessary to keep the pain to a minimum. 

If you happen to experience pain after the two-week mark, you should contact Dr. Louis E. Paulerio at Point Loma Family Dentistry as you may have an underlying concern that needs addressing.

When Can I Resume My Regular Activities?

You can resume regular activities on the day of the surgery. However, you need to make sure the effects of the anesthesia have passed before driving or taking part in any activity that requires you to focus.

When Will I Get My Dental Prosthetic?

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio will wait until your jawbone has healed completely to insert a permanent prosthetic. Until then, you are fitted with a temporary one.

How Do I Take Care of My Implant After It Heals?

Dental implants are a replacement for your natural teeth. So, you will need to brush, floss, and rinse every day, and visit your dentists at least once a year for check-ups to maintain them. 

Implants don’t get cavities but are known to experience wear and tear. Hence, you need to take care of them to ensure they last longer.

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio at Point Loma Family Dentistry has years of experience transforming the smiles of thousands of people and uses state-of-the-art technology to offer the best treatment for his patients. Call us at (619) 223-3811 for inquiries and appointments, or visit our office at 1635 Rosecrans St Ste A, San Diego, CA 92106.


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