Caring for Your Dental Implant: The Facts

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Would you be surprised to learn that it’s important for you to have any missing teeth replaced as quickly as possible? If you don’t, you might have a hard time cleaning your mouth as well as you should. This can increase your chances of having gum disease or tooth decay. While there several solutions you should consider for replacing missing teeth, please don’t forget to consider the benefits of dental implants. Still, if you’re interested in enjoying your implants for as long as possible, there are several things you may need to do.

In reality, did you know that you should expect some discomfort after you’ve had an implant placed? You should also expect the dental site to swell and bruise. It’s also important that you do not touch this sore area until it is healed. Otherwise, you might be introducing new germs to the area, which might cause an infection. You should also follow specific instructions you’ll receive when you visit us for your appointment.

Still, there are other things you’ll need to do if you’re interested in keeping your implant as strong as possible. Of course, it’s also important that you brush and floss your implant like you do your natural teeth. It’s also important that you avoid smoking, though it’s even more important that you avoid smoking if your implant site is still recovering. If you smoke while your mouth is healing, your mouth could reject your implants and your implant site may not heal properly.

Would you like to learn more about dental implants in Houston, Texas, or would you like to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Celso Seretti? If so, please feel free to contact Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry by calling 281-486-9440. We’ll be happy to inspect your teeth and to offer you individualized advice. We’re anxious to receive your call.