While it is understandable that you would want to take advantage of your dental tourism in Budapest as soon as possible after treatment at Forest & Ray, remember you just had surgery. Sure it may be only oral surgery but it is surgery all the same. Therefore, there are some things you want to do after oral surgery regardless of the type you have had. And there are some things that you will want to avoid doing.
After Implant Surgery
Right after getting a dental implant, there are certain things youâ€™ll want to do and not do, like drink only cold beverages and donâ€™t do strenuous exercise. Speaking of drinking, alcohol intake should be avoided for at least 24 hours after implant surgery so as not to inflame the gums. The same could be said of smoking and using tobacco products. You may want to turn your attention to the cleaning of your new implants.
Basically, cleaning your dental implants is the same as cleaning your natural teeth. Simply brush, floss, and even use non-alcoholic mouthwash on a daily basis. But because these are artificial teeth, there are certain things to keep in mind. Food particles and bacteria can actually get stuck in the areas around the implant. This can lead to the formation of plaque, which, if untreated, can lead to infection. To keep your artificial teeth as clean as possible, you should consider getting and using dental implant cleaning instruments. These include: interproximal brushes and flossing string. And youâ€™ll want to schedule periodic professional cleaning by your dentistâ€”maybe by Forest & Ray upon your next dental tourism visit
After Tooth Replacement
Although porcelain is highly resilient to staining and cannot decay, porcelain veneers still require regular care and attention in the same way that natural teeth do. At Forest & Ray, we recommend various ways of looking after your veneers. Our dentists will discuss with you the best solutions for you. But, usually, the recommendations include:
ORAL HYGIENE ROUTINE
It is essential to maintain good oral habits â€“ brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Use a mouthwash daily. This will help minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Avoiding substances that stain teeth will prevent obvious contrasts in color between your new veneers and your natural teeth. Limit your intake of the most common foods and drinks that cause staining: black teas, coffees ,and red wines.
WEARING A NIGHT GUARD
If you have a tendency to grind your teeth, we recommend getting fitted for a night guard. This will prevent your veneers from being worn down.
GENERAL AFTERCARE DOs AND DONâ€™Ts
Dental Dos to Help You Heal
- Follow all pre-op and post-op instructions that oral surgeons provide.
- Start taking any medication prescribed by your Forest & Ray dentist immediately after oral surgery. If youâ€™re worried about their cost, ask for an affordable dental care alternative.
- Gently rinse your mouth with warm, salted water the day after oral surgery, while being careful not to spit out the water forcefully.
- Only eat liquid or soft foods after surgery, such as yogurt, milkshakes, smoothies, soup, and mashed potatoes.
- Reduce swelling by applying ice packs to your face for 15 minutes at a time.
Dental Donâ€™ts after Oral Surgery
- Donâ€™t do any heavy lifting or move your head forcefully for a few days following treatment.
- Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours after treatment.
- Donâ€™t brush the surgical site for the first few days after treatment, but you can gently wipe it with soft gauze to keep it clean.
- Do not have hot foods or drinks until the numbness has worn off.
- Do not drink from a straw, spit, or do any type of action that could put pressure on the surgical site.
- Donâ€™t touch the surgical site.
Be sure to follow all of our doctorâ€™s postoperative instructions to a â€śt.â€ť Trust us, we have years of experience in treating patients via oral surgery, and our recovery instructions are time tested to help you heal and feel great as soon as possible. And, of course, remember that we at Forest & Ray- Budapest are here for you afterward to handle any needs you might have or to address any complications associated with your oral surgery. You will be happy you chose us to be your dental tourist specialist in Budapest. Contact us today!