Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure can be broken down into two parts; pre and post-procedure. At Dr Liu Family Dental, Raymond Liu DDS and follow industry best practices to ensure your dental implant procedure is carried out smoothly.
Pre-Dental Implant Procedure: What to Expect
There are a few things that the patient is required to do before the procedure starts.
The typical pre-dental implant procedure includes the following, which will be carried out by our experienced dental professionals at Dr Liu Family Dental.
Post-Dental Implant Procedure: What to Expect
Dental implant aftercare should be taken just as seriously as it will determine how quickly and how well you are able to recover after the procedure. There are, however, some things that you can do to make the recovery process easier and quicken the healing process.
Dental Implants: What You Need to Know
Apart from these tips, there are also some other factors to consider when getting a dental implant, such as the following;
Stop Tobacco and Alcohol Use
Smoking and drinking can both slow down the healing process and make problems more likely to occur following surgery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided by patients throughout the week leading up to and following surgery. Alcohol intake should be stopped both before and after surgery since it might have a negative impact on your overall health and lead to bleeding complications as well.
Be Clear About Your Current Medications
If you are taking any medication for an underlying illness, it is important to share that with your dentist before the procedure, including vitamins and supplements. While recuperating after surgery, using specific prescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements may cause complications. For instance, medications such as Coumadin, Aspirin, and even Vitamin E supplements can all lead to bleeding problems and should be avoided at all costs. It is possible to lower the risk of medication-related problems by taking the appropriate measures after reviewing your existing medications with your surgeon.
Follow Good Oral Hygiene
To insert the implant into the jaw during dental implant surgery, a tiny incision must be made within the gums. This means, for it to heal, it is beneficial to adopt good oral hygiene practices well before surgery to limit the number of germs in the mouth and to avoid gum disease. This will prevent the incision from becoming infected. In case you’re wondering what those good oral hygiene practices are, we are ready to provide you with all of the information you need every step of the way throughout the dental implant procedure.
Contact us at Dr Liu Family Dental for more information on the dental implant procedure.