Avoid alcohol for two weeks after the operation as this can impair healing.
- For the first 24 hours take no hot liquids, e.g. coffee, tea or soup.
- For the first 24 hours minimise your exertion; rest, books and T.V. are best.
The day after surgery (not less than 24 hours) commence warm salt rinses (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) two or three times a day. Each rinse should be held against the affected area so that the warm salty water cools over it and is held there until the heat is gone. Then repeat until the cup is finished. This should last about ten minutes each time.
It is essential to avoid pressure on the implants for two weeks after they have been placed. This allows better initial stability of the implants. If you have a denture, this will have been adjusted carefully to avoid excessive pressures on the implants.
After each meal, gently rinse your mouth with warm water.
Do not brush the area where the implants have been placed for one week. Then brush the area with a soft toothbrush that has been softened further by running under hot water and corsodyl gel (massage the area very gently).
Try not to explore the area with your tongue as this may loosen the stitches, and this can also place pressure on the implants.
In regard to diet, any food may be eaten provided it is soft. This applies to the first week. Boiled fish, scrambled eggs, pasta, rice etc. are suitable, though any meal may be mashed or passed through a blender to render it soft.
Continue the vitamin supplement (if prescribed) and ensure you have a balanced diet, high in calcium.
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