are a great method of tooth replacement.
However, because a surgical procedure must be put in place for implants, there will be a pain after the surgery is over.
Here’s how you can reduce pain post dental implant surgery:
- Take any prescribed or recommended painkillers or relievers.
First and foremost, it’s vital that a patient takes any painkillers or relievers recommended or prescribed by a dental professional or oral surgeon. Take based on given instructions, especially for the first few days following the surgery.
- Eat softer foods and/or liquid meal replacements.
It’s already a must that after a dental implant surgery, one resorts to soft foods and liquids (and doesn’t drink through a straw yet) while the implant is healing in place; however, these softer options also reduce pain. Chewy, sticky, and hard foods are vital to avoid as these could cause a significant amount of pain and harm the healing process.
- Apply an ice pack to the aching areas.
For a way to decrease pain quickly, applying an ice pack or frozen bag of food to the painful area(s) certainly helps reduce swelling and numb the pain. For best results, use alongside taking pain relievers/killers.
- Soak your mouth with a warm water and baking soda mixture.
Soaking your mouth (do NOT swish yet) with warm water and baking soda helps reduce pain and swelling and even enhances the healing process by reducing oral bacteria in the mouth causing harm to the healing area. A daily soak of this mixture would be useful. This is also recommended for oral sores, infections, and general oral pain.
If your pain is excruciating, not going away, or getting worse over the course of time, it’s vital to speak with your oral surgeon or another dental professional as soon as you can to ensure an infection or other oral-related problem is not occurring as a result of your oral procedure.
Disclaimer: The oral health information published on this web page is solely intended for educational purposes. Hawaii Family Dental strongly recommends to always consult licensed dentists or other qualified health care professionals for any questions concerning your oral health.