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Dental Implant Post-Op Care Elk Grove, CA

Your dental implants are an investment in your oral health and general well-being. Like any good investment, you want to make sure your implants are well maintained and cared for properly. The care you take after receiving implants will have a direct impact on the success of this restorative dentistry procedure.

Now that you have taken steps to improve your smile, oral health and self-confidence, we will help you learn how to maintain your implants, so they provide you with years of top-quality service. Proper care will help you heal faster and minimize any discomfort you may feel during the healing process.

Caring for Your New Implants

Follow these tips to help your recovery go smoother and promote healthy healing:

  • Give yourself time to heal – The less trauma the surgery site endures, the faster and better the healing process. Avoid disturbing the surgery area during healing. For the first few days after surgery, a mostly liquid diet and soft foods are advised. Try not to spit, as this can restart bleeding and could lead to infection. Do not eat hard or tough foods in the first few days since they may disturb the implant site.
  • Good oral hygiene is critical – Wait about 24 hours after the surgery before going back to brushing and flossing your teeth. When you do resume your oral care, make sure to avoid the area of the dental implants. Rinse the implant area with a warm salt solution to clean out food debris. Put about half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water to make the rinsing solution. Use this three times a day or after every meal.
  • Use OTC pain relievers for pain – Your implant surgery may cause minimal discomfort. You can use Tylenol or ibuprofen to manage your pain. If OTC remedies are ineffective, talk to your dentist about stronger medication. Be advised that prescription meds may leave you feeling groggy for a few hours. Driving or other activities that require alertness should be avoided while you are on such medication. You may need someone to help you in the first few hours after surgery. You can expect daily improvement.
  • Make temporary diet changes – For optimum healing after surgery, your diet should consist of soft foods and nutritious fluids. Take advantage of milkshakes, protein drinks and smoothies now. You may crave solid foods, so stick with those that are soft in texture. Be sure to avoid chewing around the implant site. You will also want to keep your foods and beverages at a moderate temperature.
  • Swelling is to be expected – Most patients experience some swelling after surgery. You can use icepacks to keep the swelling down. Most swelling will resolve on its own.

Dental implants are a great investment in your oral health. They help you maintain a beautiful smile while keeping your bone structure healthy and strong. Take good care of your implants, and they will last a very long time.

If you have questions about dental implants or would like more information, contact Ora Dentistry. Dr. Dalla is happy to answer your questions and provide a consultation. Schedule your appointment with us today.


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

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