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How To Prevent Implant-Related Infections

HOW TO PREVENT IMPLANT-RELATED INFECTIONS Innovations in dental materials, technology, and techniques mean that dental implants can provide a decades-long solution for missing teeth. With dental implants in Naples, your dentist can replace a single tooth, replace multiple teeth with implant-supported bridges, or even support full sets of dentures that will never slip or slide. Here are four steps to protect yourself from an infection at the site of your implant. BRUSH GENTLY When it comes to brushing, treat your implant-supported restoration just like you would your natural teeth. Brush your tooth, bridge, dentures, or whatever restoration you have gently two times every day. Don't just brush the tooth, but also brush along your gum line. Brushing will help remove food particles and bacteria from the surface of your restoration and around the margin of your gums. In the days after implant surgery, be especially gentle around the site of your surgery and follow your dentist's instructions carefully. FLOSS DAILY Flossing daily will help to remove food particles and bacteria that tend to accumulate in hard to reach areas, between teeth, and along and beneath the gum line. If you have problems reaching between and around every tooth, ask your dentist in Naples about alternatives to traditional tooth floss. Water flossers, for example, can help clear away small particles, debris, etc., from hard to reach areas. DON'T SMOKE Smoking delays your natural healing processes and can introduce bacteria into your mouth. To promote healing and to prevent infection, you should stop smoking before you undergo implant surgery and while recovering from surgery. If you're a smoker considering implant surgery or concerned about the effects of smoking on the success of your implants, ask a dentist near you for help quitting smoking. RINSE WITH SALT WATER After implant surgery, your dentist and their staff will give you detailed instructions about how to ensure a complete and quick recovery without infection. Once 24 hours has passed since your implant surgery, rinse your mouth with warm salted water every two hours. If you experience any of these symptoms near an implant site, make an appointment with a dentist in Naples as soon as possible to investigate and take any necessary steps to eliminate infection. Naples DENTAL ART CENTER (239) 566-1940 Toll Free: (888) 575-6291 A Fax Number: (239) 653-7577 [email protected] O 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Unit #18 Naples, FL 34109 f

How To Prevent Implant-Related Infections

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