If you’ve recently gotten dental implants in Vienna, Tysons Corner, or McLean, or you’re interested in this treatment at the office of Dr. Priti Naik, you may be wondering what to expect after surgery. For example, will your mouth bleed? What’s normal? How can you handle and manage bleeding?
These are all good questions, so get the answers you need in this blog. We’ll discuss what you can expect, and give you some tips on how to properly care for your dental implant after surgery and minimize bleeding.
Dental implant surgery involves creating an opening in your gum tissue, so it’s normal for the affected tissue to bleed after your treatment. However, bleeding is usually not as severe as other types of oral surgeries, like tooth extractions.
After your surgery, Dr. Priti Naik will send you home with a gauze pack. Bite down on this pack to keep pressure on the implant site, and blood clots will form. Bleeding should mostly slow and stop within a few hours. As long as you take good care of your mouth after treatment, serious bleeding is unlikely to recur.
While you should not be bleeding heavily after about a day, you may still notice some intermittent bleeding or pink-tinged saliva when brushing. This is normal. A small amount of oozing blood is nothing to worry about.
However, this should mostly be resolved after 48 hours. After this time, you should experience no serious bleeding. If you do, you should contact Dr. Priti Naik for a follow-up consultation, as this is not normal.
Want to make sure you keep bleeding under control after your surgery? Here are a few tips to follow. Make sure to follow all of the other recovery instructions provided to you by Dr. Naik, too.
Dr. Priti Naik is an experienced implant dentist in Tysons Corner, Vienna, and Mclean. If you’d like to permanently replace your missing teeth, she’s here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (703) 288-1800 to schedule a consultation, and see if dental implants are right for you.