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6 postoperative cares you should take at home after dental surgery

After any treatment that is performed, you must have specific and general care for good recovery, especially if it is a surgery. In this way we make sure that the results are the desired ones. We give you 6 basic rules that you must follow after performing a dental implant.

1. Feeding:
You must wait at least 2 hours to eat or drink something. After this period of time you should have a soft and cold diet for the rest of the day. Avoid chewing on the area of the operation. It is important to remember that no alcoholic beverage should be taken, because it affects the good coagulation, thus delaying the healing of the wound

2. Dental Cleaning:
Do not brush your teeth or rinse immediately after the operation, for this you must wait 24 hours, and after that, you can make gentle rinses with the solution recommended by the dentist and brush the teeth that have not been operated.

3. Physical activity:
It is important that you avoid any physical effort especially if the bleeding is heavy. Try to keep your head as high as possible the first night to sleep.

4. Smoked During Recovery:
It is clear that quitting smoking can be difficult for most people, however it is important to know that the likelihood of complication in smokers is higher, because tobacco smoke irritates tissues, delays healing and increases the risk of infection in the wound. So if you are thinking of performing this operation, it is preferable that you leave it before the date of your dental appointment. If, on the other hand, you have already undergone surgery, you will reduce your consumption of cigarettes if you want your treatment to be worthwhile.

5. Oral Hygiene:
Oral hygiene is extremely important even if you do not have any dental implant. However, with surgery, the care that must be taken increases. The use of dental cleaning tools as the toothbrush, dental floss, among others, should be used rigorously to avoid food stuck in implants that can form bacteria.

6. Control Appointments:
Although you feel that the surgery was a success, it is essential to attend the appointments scheduled by the implantologist, so you will ensure that the results are as expected. In addition to these recommendations it is important that you follow your doctor’s recommendations so that your implants are a success.

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At LS Dental Clinic Costa Rica, we will provide you the best dental treatment for your needs. Out team of dentists will strive to give you a beautiful natural looking smile. We specialize in dental implants, bone regeneration, porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, All on Four denture, tooth replacements, fillings and teeth whitening. All while enjoying the best destination in Costa Rica tourism: Playas del Coco (Coco Beach).

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Coco Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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