Notes on Implant Surgery:

  1. It is common to experience bleeding and to feel uncomfortable the day of surgery. You lose feeling and the tooth may feel loose.
  2. Make sure prescribed medications are taken on time and as directed.
  3. Keep an ice bag on the surgical site for the remainder of the day of surgery. You should hold it on for 10 minutes the leave it off for 5 minutes until bedtime.
  4. Your follow-up appointment is important as you need to be checked and the sutures need removed.
  5. Avoid raising the lips in order to inspect the surgical site.
  6. You can brush your teeth, but avoid the area of surgery. You cannot brush the surgical site.
  7. Do not smoke for at least a few days after the procedure.
  8. Do not spit or drink through a straw the day of the procedure.

If you are concerned about anything or have questions, do not hesitate to give us a call. If an emergency occurs, call 911.