Our oral surgeon in Melbourne, Florida wants you to heal as quickly as possible after dental implant surgery and good oral hygiene is essential to good healing. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
In order to heal quickly, our office recommends using the prescribed Peridex Oral Rinse before bed. The day after surgery, the Peridex should be used twice daily, after breakfast and before bed. Be sure to rinse for at least 30 seconds then spit it out. Warm salt-water rinses (teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times a day, as well, especially after meals. Brushing your teeth and the healing abutments is no problem. Be gentle initially with brushing the surgical areas. When you are in need of dental implants in Melbourne, Florida then give our staff at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call today to schedule an appointment.