There’s no doubt something needs to be done about the teeth. Several of them are beyond repair, and a couple more are on the borderline. When deciding what sort of dental work is in order, it makes sense to talk with a Dental Implant Specialist Florence. Here are some of the questions to ask during that conversation.
What Will Things Be Like Immediately After the Procedure?
As the Dental Implant Specialist Florence will explain, a combination of extracting teeth and replacing them with implants does qualify as an invasive procedure. Heavy sedation is often used to keep the patient comfortable while the work is underway. Given the effects of the sedation, the patient needs to bring someone along who can take care of the driving for the rest of the day.
Expect some bleeding in the hours after the procedure. For most patients, the flow of blood will be barely noticeable in a couple of hours and go away completely overnight. The professional will provide some guidelines for helping staunch the blood and expedite healing of the affected area.
There will be some pain as the sedative and whatever agent was used to deaden the area wear off. The patient may be given a prescription for pain medication. Fill it and have it on hand just in case. Some patients find the discomfort can be alleviated by using an over-the-counter product. If the latter choice is used, make sure the product does not have blood-thinning properties.
What Type of Food Can Be Consumed?
Stick with soft foods for the rest of the day. If all the work is done on one side of the mouth, chew on the other side. Take smaller bites so they can be chewed and swallowed with less risk of working over to the area around the implants.
Getting Back to Work
Taking it easy the rest of the day is a good idea. Remember that heavy lifting is out for a little while. Depending on the type of work that the patient does, it is usually fine to resume normal work duties the day after the procedure.
Feel free to ask the Dental Implant Specialist Florence any question that comes to mind. The staff at Jared M Smith DMD in Florence are happy to help the patient understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
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