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Effective Ways to Promote Healing After Your Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery can literally change your life. Not only does it improve your appearance, but it can also help improve the way you chew your food, relieve jaw pain, and give you more self-confidence. If you are considering dental implants in Chandler, talk to your dentist about the following ways to help promote healing after your procedure.

Avoid Tobacco

Whether you smoke cigarettes, cigars, a pipe, or chew tobacco, they can all slow healing after your implant surgery. Tobacco contains toxins and carcinogens which can cause blood vessel damage, raise the risk for dry socket, and increase the risk of infections. If possible, quit using tobacco products a week or so prior to your procedure. If you can’t quit on your own, your physician or dentist can recommend ways to help you minimize your cravings for tobacco and nicotine.

Watch How You Swish

Because you won’t need to brush your teeth anymore after they have all been extracted during your dental implant surgery, you will need to gently swish your mouth out to help wash away infection-causing bacteria. When doing so, do not swish too vigorously because you may disturb the protective blood clot over your extraction sites. This can increase your risk for dry socket, oral hemorrhage, infection, and pain. Your dentist or hygienist will explain how to safely rinse out your mouth after your procedure.

If you are interested in getting dental implants in Chandler or if you want to make an appointment, visit our website at www.azfamilydental.com or call Arizona Family Dental anytime.

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