The final outcome and effectiveness of any treatment depend as much on the attending physician as they do on the patient. This is the reason why we place so much importance on providing our patients with postoperative recommendations. In order to reduce the risk of complications or inflammation, our patients are informed about restrictions to be observed after treatment and methods of taking care of the oral cavity during convalescence. Full cooperation between dentists and patients gives the greatest effects and results in success.
Recommendations for patients after implantation:
Immediately after treatment
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol on the day of surgery and for two days afterwards.
- Eat and drink only after the local anaesthesia has worn off.
- Do not perform any physical exercises.
- Do not touch the implant or its surrounding area.
- Do not chew or nibble on the implant area.
- Eat only liquid and soft foods. Refrain from eating dairy and flour foods as much as possible.
- Do not rinse the mouth in the wound area.
- After a meal, briefly rinse the mouth with lukewarm water.
- Clean other teeth very thoroughly and maintain complete oral hygiene.
- If bleeding persists for more than half an hour after treatment, immediately visit your dentist.
- Swelling around the surgical site, i.e. cheek or chin, is normal and will subside after a
few days. It can be reduced by applying cold compresses.
- Do not use sauna or solarium.
The healing period lasts between two to six months.
After removal of stitches
- Rinse the wound and carefully clean it using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- If you are unsure how to perform oral hygiene, ask your physician or dental health
- In case of alarming symptoms such as pain, swelling or bleeding gums, immediately
visit your dentist.
- Regular follow-up visits every six months are mandatory.
- In case of any doubt, please refer to your physician for a consultation.
Indications after mucogingival surgeries:
The first day after the surgical procedure
- Eat the first meal in the from of a soft consistency and at room temperature 2 hours after the procedure, provided that the topical anaesthesia has subsided
- Do not smoke or consume alcohol
- Do not chew gum
- Do not perform any physical exercises.
- Do not brush your teeth
- Rinse the mouth with chlorhexidine 3 times a day with a special focus on the site of the procedure
- In the case of pain, take an analgesic – Ibuprom, Apap or, if recommended by a dentist, Ketonal
- Aescin 3×2 tablets can be taken as an anti-swelling drug
- Do not ice the surgical site
- It is permissible to cool the skin at the site of
harvesting graftusing a wet dressing.
From 2 to 10 days after the surgical procedure
- Follow a pulpy diet
- Continue rinsing with chlorhexidine
- Return to normal tooth brushing outside the surgical area
- Do not smoke, consume alcohol or chew gum
- Do not perform physical effort
- It is permissible to take Aescin 3×2 tablets
- Do not use a sun tanning bed, avoid the sun
- See a doctor after 7–10 days to remove stitches
- Inform your dentist of observed symptoms.
Follow-up visits (assessment, hygiene and soft tissue status) 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgical procedure.
Indications for scaling and abrasive blasting:
- Two hours after these procedures, completely refrain from eating and drinking.
- A white diet for the first 2 days, during which you should avoid highly-coloured foods
and drinks – coffee, tea, beetroots.
- Refrain from smoking during the first 2 days.
- After scaling, you may experience increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods,
which is normal. If tooth sensitivity persists, use a sensitivity-relieving toothpaste such
as Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive or Relief and use a soft toothbrush.
- After scaling, the gingivae may be slightly irritated, which may lead to slight bleeding and pain – especially during eating and drinking. If medically indicated, a dentist will
recommend a medicated mouthwash.
- You may experience increased tooth mobility after calculus removal. A large amount
of calculus causes bone atrophy and lowering of the gingivae, thus reducing the
stability of the teeth.
- After abrasive blasting, due to the sensitivity of the oral mucosa, irritation of the
tongue, palate and gingivae may occur. The patient may feel a burning sensation and
stinging. These discomforts will soon subside. You can also use gentle mouthwashes or gels such as Baikadent.
Indications for fluoridation:
- Refrain from eating and drinking, smoking and chewing gum for 2 hours immediately after this procedure.
- On the day of fluoridation, do not drink acidic juices or carbonated beverages and do not eat citrus fruits. Citrus fruits and fruit juices promote acid formation and they may interfere with fluoride.
- After this procedure, you cannot rinse your mouth or brush your teeth for 2 hours.
- In the case of applying fluoride varnish, hard foods should also be avoided – for 12 hours.
- Fluoridation is recommended usually once a year for adults and every 6 months for children. In patients who are particularly susceptible to dental caries, including orthodontic patients, fluoridation is performed more frequently – every approx. 3-4 months.