Post-Procedure Implant Care in Arlington, Virginia

Follow these guidelines to maintain your new smile.

Implants, extractions, and tissue grafting should not be painful. Expect a dull ache for a number of days to a few weeks after the procedure.

Peridex rinse should be started 24 hours after the procedure and last for 5 - 7 days. When used, Peridex rinse is to be swished for 2 minutes, twice a day. Staining of the tongue and/or teeth should be expected, but will self-reverse after discontinuation. 

Antibiotics will often be prescribed for 7 days. Vicodin may also be prescribed, but should only be taken as needed. Minimal swelling and tenderness should be expected. Maintain excellent oral hygiene and a soft diet while healing. Post-operative appointment will be scheduled following surgery.