Getting dental implants is going to be a wonderful thing for most people. It is going to allow you to have a mouth full of teeth. This can help you to feel more confident when you smile, will make you less worried about others looking at your missing teeth when you are speaking to them, and it is also going to make it easier for you to eat all of the foods that you want because you are going to have a mouth full of teeth. However, in order to ensure that you are going to make a full recovery after your dental implant surgery, it is important that you take it easy and give special care to your dental implants. This article is going discuss two tips for recovering after getting dental implants.
Avoid Activities That Pump Blood To Your Face
Since the area where your dental implant was put into place is already going to be bleeding for the first couple of days following surgery, it is going to be important that you do all that you can to stop more blood than necessary from pumping into your face. In order to do this, you will want to avoid anything that requires you to bend over, to lift something, or anything that is going to get your heart rate above a resting rate and increases your blood flow. Instead, you should spend your time laying down so that your blood pressure stays normal and you can make a successful recovery.
While swelling is going to be a normal part of the recovery process, it can be decreased by applying ice packs to the area of your jaw where the dental implant was put into place. Using either crushed ice or a bag of frozen vegetables will likely work just fine for you. Since you have to hold the ice to your jaw for an extended period of time in order to successfully reduce the swelling, it can sometimes be helpful to have something to put the ice in that will hold it to your face. You can create a homemade ice bag holder by placing the ice bag inside of a pair of pantyhose and then tying them around the top of your head. This will allow them to successfully stay tight to your jaw, while allowing both of your arms to rest by your sides.