As it goes with any surgery, your dental implant procedure requires some recovery time. Although the pain should never be severe, it is important to know what kind of measures you can take in order heal quickly. Below are just a few ways to speed up your recovery time and to make sure your pain remains at a low level.
- Take Your Pain Meds
You dentist has most likely given you a set of instructions regarding the medication you are to take after your surgery. This probably includes some prescription pain killers as well as some over the counter pills you can take to reduce swelling. Although it is important to only take the medication at the schedule your dentist has provided to you, do not hesitate to take your medication before excessive discomfort occurs. Typically this medication should last you just a few days.
- Use An Ice Pack
We know this sounds like a no-brainer, but ice packs can severely reduce swelling as well as temporarily numb the area should it become painful.
Your body is recovering, which means you need to take it easy. Do not overexert yourself regardless of all the things you have to do. The more you rest after your surgery, the less time it will take for you to get back to your normal routine.
- Report Anything You Feel Is Abnormal
If you are in immense pain several days after your surgery, you should report this to your dentist immediately. Excess pain can indicate that you have an infection which can be dangerous should it go untreated.