If you have just undergone a dental implant procedure, you must rest for at least 48 to 72 hours after the surgery. Taking rest improves healing and discourages bleeding at the implant site. Fluids are recommended but avoid drinks that are too cold.

It’s also a good idea to apply ice-packs to the implant site once in every 20 minutes to control the pain and promote the healing process. If you have received a dental implant in your upper jawbone, refrain from blowing your nose for a period of two weeks.

It is common to experience minor bleeding for about two days after the implant procedure. Usually, the pain, soreness and bleeding begin to recede by the third day. The symptoms may also be accompanied by a slight rise in body temperature.

When you are able to chew normally (without discomfort), take care not to use the bone graft directly for biting the food. If you experience prolonged bleeding or pain, contact your dental clinic immediately.