Why Are Checkups So Important Following Dental Implants?
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Tuttle Crossing Dental Group
If you think that all your dental problems are magically solved once you get a dental implant, then you are making a very bad assumption.
Good oral health is achieved not by the amount of dental operations you have undergone, but by the amount of care that is given to your teeth and gums.
Post operation checkups are the norm when it comes to care after the surgery, and this is not just a formality.
Your dental service provider needs to check if the implants are doing fine, if there are any changes, or if there are some important issues that need to be addressed.
Checkups After Dental Implants are Standard Procedure
The frequency of the checkups after the dental implants really depends on whether or not the dental implant is a full or partial one, your dental health history and other special conditions.
What most people think is that dental implants can be left by themselves since it is all artificial and should be very sturdy. What they do not know is that improper handling will make the wear and tear faster, making your dental implant break down quickly.
Follow up checkups are necessary since it is normal to experience pain and swelling within the first few days from the operation.
Also, some patients already have some kind of gum disease even before the operation, and the condition of their oral health must be known and analyzed first so that the most efficient solution would be applied.
Usually, a follow up check up will be done at the very least within the first six months, since the dental implants would also be cleaned, as well as determining whether your gums need more dental attention.
If you have any concerns or questions about dental implants, drop by our clinic and let us have a good and healthy discussion.