Menu

Getting Rid of Gum Disease


About Me

Getting Rid of Gum Disease

Several years ago, I scheduled an appointment with my husband’s dentist. During my visit, I was shocked to learn I was suffering from gum disease. I discovered my gum disorder was caused from not seeing a dentist in more than five years or flossing my teeth daily. To treat my gum disease, the dentist prescribed a medicated mouthwash for me to use twice each day. I also had to undergo multiple, professional cleanings at the dentist’s office. I began flossing every day too. In a few, short months, my gum disease was completely cured. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart, simple tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Enjoy!

Categories

Latest Posts

Everyone Should Know About These Three Things That Can Impact Healthy Gums
31 August 2020

You have likely heard of gingivitis. It displays i

How To Reduce Your Risk Of A Cavity With One Simple Dental Treatment
18 December 2019

Warding off cavities can be difficult for some peo

3 Things To Know About Adult Dental Care
19 November 2019

When it comes to dental care, there's more to it t

Is It Better To Save A Tooth Or Remove It When The Tooth Has Major Issues?
24 September 2019

Each tooth in your mouth serves a vital role and i

What Are Plaque Disclosing Tablets And How Are They Used?
24 September 2019

Plaque-disclosing tablets are a common tool that d

The Importance Of Proper Dental Implant Aftercare

Most people breeze through dental implant surgery without any unusual events, however, there are a number of aftercare strategies they need to follow to ensure proper healing. Your implant dentist will give you post-operative instructions for when you get home to ensure complications do not arise. Here are some things you should do after your implant surgery so that your surgical sites heal as they should:

Manage Bleeding

Your implant dentist will provide you with small gauze squares to use in the event of a bleeding episode. If one of your surgical sites starts bleeding, fold the gauze in half and wet it. Then, place it over the surgical site and bite down gently.

If the gauze becomes saturated with blood or clear fluid, remove it and apply a fresh one. Do this until the bleeding stops, however, if the bleeding fails to slow, call your dentist right away. Also, do not get alarmed if bleeding persists a day or two after your surgery. This is completely normal and does not signify a complication. When the bleeding stops do not use the gauze anymore because doing so may aggravate your surgical sites. Also, it is common to have dissolving stitches after dental implant surgery and they should not be disturbed excessively with gauze or otherwise.

Oral Hygiene

It is important to maintain a meticulous routine of oral hygiene after your dental implant procedure. On the day after your implant surgery, gently brush your teeth, but do not disturb the surgical areas. Also, never attempt to floss between your dental implants unless instructed to do so by your oral surgeon. Doing so may irritate sensitive gum tissue, leading to heavy bleeding and tissue abrasions.

Your dentist will probably give your an oral rinse to use a few times a day, however, saltwater rinses may also be used. Rinse your mouth with saltwater after every meal, however, do not swish too vigorously, as this can disturb your sutures. Saltwater eases discomfort, decreases inflammation, and helps reduce your risk for a bacterial infection. Keeping your oral cavity clean is essential because food particles can lodge in the implanted areas and cause irritation or infection. 

If you are anticipating dental implant surgery, follow your dentist's instructions carefully and consider the above interventions. When you follow your post-operative instructions, you will be less likely to experience complications such as abnormal bleeding. suture disruption, discomfort, or infection. Contact a dentist to get more information.