After a dental implant or oral surgery, it is vital to take good care of your teeth by keeping the mouth as clean as possible to aid with faster healing. Some important factors to be aware of are:
-Avoid brushing the surgical site for the first few days until tenderness permits
-Rinse warm salt water to aid with healing -Rinse after eating to keep the surgical site clean
-It is advised not to smoke until the wound has healed as this severely limits the healing process
It may also be recommended to use special ointments or products which can help to ease the discomfort and pain, clean the mouth and to speed up the healing of the wound. Some of these specialist implant care products can be found in this category.