Dental Implant Uncover Recovery Instructions

Implant Uncover Post Operative Instructions


Small amounts of blood in the saliva can make your saliva appear quite red. This is normal and maybe noticed the rest of the day after the procedure. No strenuous activity for 2 days.



Some discomfort is normal after surgery. Before the anesthetic wears off, alternate between the lighter pain medication first and the stronger pain medication second every 6 hours as needed.  Do not drink alcohol while taking prescription pain medications.



Applying an ice bag to the face over the surgical area will minimize swelling. Apply for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off. Continue this for the first day. DO NOT SMOKE AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE IMPLANT TO FAIL.



Avoid all rinsing or swishing for 24 hours after your procedure. After Day 1, you may begin gently rinsing with warm saltwater. Do not brush your teeth on the surgical site. Keep the area clean and start brushing the abutment(s) 3-4 days after the procedure. This will keep the area clean and lessen your chance of infection that can be caused by build-up.



Eat soft foods for the first 2 days. Maintain a good, balanced diet. Return to normal regular meals as soon as you are able after the first 2 days. Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol for 48 hours.



You will need to return for the restoration portion of treatment approximately 2-3 weeks after the uncover of the implant(s).



To avoid putting any pressure on the abutment placed today, your denture may need to be adjusted or significantly modified. In certain cases, you will need to go without your dentures for a period after the abutment(s) are placed.