Recovering From Implants

Dental implants is a procedure that replaces missing teeth with artificial ones. It’s a great and reasonable way to achieve a perfect smile. At Ardas Family Dental, Dr. Roopi Kattaura offers dental implants to her patients. If you want the surgery to be successful, you must follow all post-operative instructions after the implant process. That’s why your Parker, CO, dentist has put together this brief implant recovery guide.

The recovery period is unique for every patient at our Parker, CO, office. There are a few factors that come into play, including how many implants were placed, if you required a bone graft and your current health. You should expect the following two days to be uncomfortable as your body begins adjusting. Patients report feeling normal within a week, once the inflammation starts to go down.

Bleeding is normal for up to 72 hours after the implant process. Keep the gauze over the implant site for at least an hour after your surgery. Bite down on the gauze if the bleeding gets heavy. Replace the gauze whenever they become too saturated. You can also use a moistened tea bag wrapped in gauze.

Do not be alarmed at any swelling that occurs. This is a natural step in the healing process. It should start to go down after seven days. The best thing to do is to wear an ice pack for the first day after surgery.

Implants require stitches to help your mouth heal. Your Parker, CO, dentist will most likely use dissolvable stitches that go away after a few days.

It’s important that you follow all post-operative care instructions for a healthy recovery period. Your health is the most important thing to Dr. Roopi Kattaura of Ardas Family Dental. To schedule an appointment at our Parker, CO, office, call 720-459-8420. You can also visit her website at