With the help of dental implants in Manhattan, patients have the ability to completely revamp their smile into something you’ve never seen before! This restorative procedure has the ability to give patients a second chance at a smile that they’ve always wanted. Herald Square Dental & the Denture Center want to give patients everything that they need, which is why we’ve also provided post-operative instructions on how to take care of your smile after receiving dental implants or a tooth extraction.

After you’ve had one or several teeth extracted, there are a number of instructions that we want our patients to follow in order to reduce any sort of complications and ensure a quick and speedy recovery in the area.

It’s quite normal for patients to experience discomfort after their extraction. This is why we properly prescribe any medication that will help reduce the pain that you may be feeling. We will give you specific instructions on what to do if you’re feeling uncomfortable during the time you’re at home. To clean the rest of your teeth, make sure that you very carefully use your toothbrush around the area—it may seem difficult, but having a healthy mouth will heal much faster!

Something else that will change for a short amount of time is your diet—it’s important to have safe foods and fluids, but nothing that will harm the affected area. Patients have the choice of staying on a soft diet if they find it too difficult to eat a regular diet, but make sure that you’re getting the proper nutrients. Avoid drinking any sort of alcohol or using any tobacco products.

After you’ve received your dental implants, there are some important tips we want you to remember for the next 24-48 hours:

  • Don’t spit—you may dislodge the blood clot that’s forming and may cause bleeding.
  • Don’t use a straw—this can also dislodge the blood clot if it touches.
  • Smoking cigarettes can greatly increase the chance of infection around the area.
  • Don’t eat any hot, cold or spicy foods, as they may dislodge the clot or cause an infection.

As soon as the anesthetics wear off, you’ll be able to eat soft foods. When it comes to a regular diet, simply start whenever you’re completely comfortable. The better nourished you are, the healthier you’ll be and the faster you recover. Don’t forget to gently and carefully brush around the area to make sure that you’re keeping the rest of your teeth, too!

To learn more about our procedures like tooth extractions or dental implants in Manhattan, don’t hesitate to call our office today at New York Office Phone Number212-689-0024!