5 All-on-4 Implants Aftercare Tips

African American Couple Smiling and EmbracingIf a patient has recently received an All-on-4 prosthesis set in Pasadena recently for their teeth, then they are well underway to once again having a great smile and full capability restored in their ability to chew.

However, having an All-on-4 prosthesis installed is still very much a type of surgery, a fact our doctors would be happy to discuss. That is why it is vitally important a patient makes sure to know a few vital important aftercare tips, so they are able to speed up their recovery and get fully back on their feet as fast as possible.

No Touching the Surgical Site After the Procedure

One of the most important things to be aware of after receiving an All-on-4 prosthesis set is that a patient, must not, under any circumstances, touch the surgical site after the procedure is completed. This will not only allow the area to heal faster, but it will also allow it not to get infected, which is a legitimate concern a patient must always be aware of immediately after undergoing any type of surgical procedure, dental or otherwise.

Be Sure to Stick to the Diet That is Assigned by the Dentist

Another important factor to consider is to make sure the patient sticks very closely to the diet that is assigned to them by their dentist or oral surgeon. It is important for the patient to drink a significant amount of water and only eat soft foods until directed to do so otherwise, as not doing this could delay the healing process considerably.

Minimize the Swelling with Cold Pack Treatments 

There is a chance that there could be some swelling after the All-on-4 procedure in Pasadena has successfully been completed. The best way to handle the swelling is to make sure the patient gives themselves cold pack treatments on a regular basis. When following a regular cold pack treatment, frequent breaks are given, as the mouth can only tolerate so much cold at one time.

Make Sure that Oral Hygiene is Strictly Adhered To

After undergoing the All-on-4 procedure in Pasadena, the patient must regularly keep up with their oral hygiene as an absolutely vital part of the recovery process. The more they take care of their mouth, the faster the mouth will be able to heal, and the quicker the recovery process will be.

Keep the Physical Activity to a Minimum 

After undergoing any type of surgery, it is always highly advisable to keep the physical activity to a minimum, as it is likely to have an adverse effect on blood flow and slow down the healing process by a considerable margin if this is not the case. If a patient has a regular exercise routine which they undertake, they should wait to do so until being cleared by their oral surgeon.

If you or a loved one would like more information on the All-on-4 procedure, please contact our doctors today. They can be reached through either their website or by phone at (626) 636-3326.