Recommendations after the fitting of an implant

At PerioCentrum

If you have general health problems, we will contact your doctor to assess the safety of the procedure and adjust any medication administered, where appropriate.

We have post-operative protocols designed to:

  • Reduce the emergence of problems immediately after a procedure.
  • Improve the immediate consequences of the fitting of dental implants.
  • Reduce the level of failure of implants at the time they are put in.
  • Reduce the chance of post-operative infections.

For this reason, we recommend the following:

  • The use of a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
  • Good oral hygiene: Carefully brush the teeth around the wound and rinse with a mouthwash that contains chlorhexidine, 2-3 times a day. This is a local antiseptic that helps control dental plaque when it is difficult to administer dental hygiene.
  • Frequent rinsing of the mouth with a physiological saline solution (after each meal) to keep the wound clean.

As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of haemorrhage. In view of this possibility, we recommend that you:

  • Put a piece of gauze on the bleeding area and apply pressure to the gauze for 30-60 minutes.
  • Do not eat or have cold beverages. Have water and liquid and/or soft foods (always cold).
  • Avoid any physical exertion for one week (physical exercise, lifting heavy objects, sport, etc.).
  • Do not chew with the area of the implants and avoid eating hard foods.
  • Do not rinse your mouth out thoroughly in the first few hours in order not to give rise to blood clots and cause haemorrhages. Rinse after the first day.
  • If you have removable prostheses:
    1. During the day try to wear them as little as possible to avoid excess pressure on the tissue, even a few weeks after you have had the procedure.
    2. During the osseointegration period (2-3 months), do not wear them at night.
Consejos tras la colocación de un implante