Pre Dental Implants operative notes

Pre Dental Implants Operative Care

Patients are encouraged to continue their normal activities, even if it involves travelling out of the country during the implant treatment. Usually the longest period you will need to stay close to the surgery is the time immediately after the implant placement, usually two to three days after surgery. It is important that we do not rush your treatment, so if there is a shortage of your time, it is best to wait until you have the requisite amount of time available for the procedure.

The aftereffects of having implants placed are usually very mild. They may include slight bruising, dull ache, and swelling, the amount of which will depend on the number of implants placed. Anti-biotics and anti-inflammatories may be prescribed for the patient’s comfort. These symptoms should disappear within a few days.

Dental Implants – Pre-operative notes for patients

  1. Please ensure that your appointment for implant is made on a day convenient for you. With some of the more complex cases, you may experience some discomfort and swelling which could last over seven days.
  2. If you wear a denture you will need to consider your social and professional commitments if you have been told that you will not be able to wear it during the first one or two weeks after the surgery.
  3. If you are having intravenous sedations, please follow the instructions that you will be provided with.
  4. Please ensure that you fully understand the procedure to be carried out, and you have read the signed consent forms. 
  5. Please take any prescribed medicine as usual.
  6. Do not starve yourself before the procedure