Brushing and Flossing
After tooth implant in Sydney, you need to brush and floss your teeth to keep your teeth clean and speed up the healing process. But, be careful not to brush the surgical site at least for three days after the surgery. Even though the implant is not alive, the surrounding gums and bones can be infected and lead to implant failure if you don’t maintain your oral hygiene. Flossing your teeth also plays an important role in maintaining your oral hygiene.
Rinsing Your Mouth
Avoid rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours after the surgery to allow the formation of blood clot. After 24 hours, you can rinse your mouth gently using warm salt water. You need to rinse your mouth after every meal to remove the food particles that are stuck in your teeth. Be sure, not to rinse your mouth vigorously so that the surgical site may not be affected.
Your dentist will prescribe medications after the procedure that could help you avoid the discomfort caused by the procedure. Skipping the medications can cause severe pain in the surgical site. So you should not skip the medications prescribed by your dentist.
After the surgery, you need to follow few diet changes to speed up your recovery process. You can take some soft foods such as ice cream, apple juice, pudding, mashed potatoes, etc. for first three days after the surgery. You should avoid food such as citrus, spicy, crunchy, and sticky foods at least for first three days after the surgery. Avoid using a straw to drink liquid foods since the pressure can damage the blood clot formed on the surgical site.
Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking and consuming alcohol after the surgery can slow down your healing process. So you should avoid smoking and the consumption of alcohol for at least few days after the tooth implant process for fast healing and avoid implant failure.