The recovery process after having dental implants in Dubai is a critical stage, as it’s important to the success of dental implants. Throughout the recovery process, the soft and hard tissues surrounding a dental implant needs to heal completely, integrating it into the jaw, just like the roots of a real tooth. Therefore, it’s important for our patients, at the dental clinic in Dubai to know what to expect from their post-operative experience, so that they may differentiate between common side effects and complications.
One of the most common side effects and complications of surgery is bleeding, which most patients experience, but it should also be monitored carefully. After undergoing dental implant surgery, a patient should consider the following in order to improve their chances of an easy, successful recovery from dental implants.
Like most oral surgeries and dental extractions, implant surgery often results in light bleeding soon after the procedure is completed. This is due to the incisions made in the gums and the surrounding tissue suffers damage during the installation of the implants. By suturing the incisions closed, blood loss will be largely minimized, although patients can expect light bleeding, to continue a few hours after the surgery. As long as the bleeding can be controlled and does not continue, there should be no immediate cause for concern. This often lasts through the rest of the day, but should not be allowed to continue beyond the initial 24 to 48 hours of recovery.
Patient’s who experience bleeding after dental implant surgery, should control the bleeding through the application of gauze or a cotton roll. By gently keeping the gauze in the gums, the bleeding will subside after a short time. This should be done intermittently, until bleeding resolves completely. Make sure not to apply excessive pressure or to move the implant, as this will disrupt the healing process. Similarly, avoid rinsing the mouth within the first 24 hours of surgery, as this too will cause pressure around the implant and may provoke or worsen the bleeding.
In order to decrease the bleeding, a patient should consider the following,
When you arrive home after completing the surgery, make sure to relax and rest as much as possible. It is important to make sure that the gum tissue heals as quickly as possible, so that the bleeding will stop. While resting, make sure to keep your head elevated and avoid bending over.
Apply an ice pack to the jaw or cheeks to reduce the swelling, it could also reduce bleeding. Apply the ice pack or cold compress to the jaw for 15 minutes at a time, periodically throughout the first day or two. To stop persistent bleeding, try applying a moistened tea bag to the gums, as the tannic acid in tea leaves helps promote blood clotting.
If the patient experiences persistent or severe bleeding, this is an indication that something is wrong with the implants or your recovery. Make sure to talk to your doctor about this, prior to surgery so that appropriate precautions can be taken. Excessive bleeding after surgery may be caused due to another health condition, but it could also be an indication of dental implant failure or infection.