After Dental Implant Surgery
After dental implant surgery, it is recommended that you take it easy for 48-72 hours. Resting often assists the healing process and limits after surgery bleeding. It is important to drink plenty of fluids, but nothing too cold. You may need to apply an ice pack to your face in twenty-minute intervals for the first two days following surgery. If you received upper implants, please do not blow your nose for two weeks. It is normal to experience slight bleeding for about two days after surgery. You will feel slightly uncomfortable the first two days following surgery, but the third day is usually noticeably better. An increase in body temperature by about 1 to 2 degrees is to be expected and is not a cause for concern. Finally, while you are encouraged to eat when you feel hungry, do not chew directly onto the bone graft.