All on 4 can be a rather intense procedure for some that can cause slight to mild discomfort. After your surgery, we will provide a range of painkillers to aid in subsiding the pain. If you experience any out-of-the-ordinary discomfort, please phone the clinic as soon as possible, and we can prescribe different medications to help with this.
Recovery time can differ on a patient-to-patient basis. However, the average recovery for All on 4 dental implants is approximately 5 to 20 days.
While All on 4 surgery can take up to 3 days to complete, it’s essential that this is completed in different stages. Each stage will have its own recovery time depending on additional procedures or work done as needed.
Let’s take a look at some tips which will help you in your recovery:
- 1. Get Adequate Rest – Despite popular belief, one of the most important recovery tips is rest. Before your procedure, you’ll be dosed with medication to help you during surgery, and it can stay in your system for some time after your procedure. Be sure to plan your schedule and take some time to recover.
- 2. Increase Water Intake – It will be challenging to eat proper foods, so your energy levels will be low. Be sure to increase your water intake so that you can function correctly.
- 3. Careful Oral Hygiene – Directly after surgery, avoid cleaning or contact with sensitive areas. We recommend using a soft toothbrush when cleaning your teeth. Carefully pass over areas that are easy to clean. Adhere to stringent cleaning habits, brushing twice daily, flossing, and dental mouthwash to ensure your oral hygiene is kept to the highest standard.
- 4. Avoid Tough Food – It will be incredibly hard to chew properly after your surgery. We recommend sticking to liquids and softer foods that don’t require a lot of jaw movement. Stay away from tough foods for a few weeks as they cause pain and discomfort.
For more information or recommendations, be sure to phone us at the clinic, and we can assist you with any enquiries.