Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.
If you are considering dental implants to fill in the gaps left by having teeth extracted, you probably have lots of questions that you need answered. Here, you will find the answers to some of the questions you may have.
Can you wear dentures while the dental implant is healing?
In most cases, yes. The dental implant is placed in the bone beneath your gums. Since the implant will have to fuse to the bone for weeks before the process is completed, you will still need to wear your dentures so that you can continue to chew and talk.
You may need to have your dentures adjusted to fit while the implant heals. There will be a bump on your gum, so the way the denture fits now, will not feel comfortable once the implant is placed.
Are implants an option for everyone?
In many cases, dental implants are an option, but, if the tooth has been missing for several years, there may be too much bone deterioration for a traditional implant to work. If you've been told in the past that dental implants are not an option, it's possible that the newer mini-implants could be the option that will work for you.
What kind of diet can you enjoy after implant surgery?
For the first few days after the implant surgery, you will feel a bit of discomfort. Soft foods, like yogurt, soft fruits, vegetables, soup, mashed potatoes and eggs should all be easy to enjoy. The foods to avoid are crunchy or hard to chew and those that create crumbs. The crumbs could get pressed into the stitches keeping the implant protected as it heals.
Is there anything that can go wrong?
As always, there's always risks associated with surgery, but the risks are very limited. The main thing to concern yourself with is caring for the implant the way the dentist directs. As long as you follow the care instructions, the implant should heal in about 8 weeks. However, if you don't follow your dentist's instructions, infections can develop and complicate the healing process. Don't smoke. Don't chew tobacco and don't eat the foods that your dentist has told you to avoid.
If you have further questions, contact a dentist, such as at Reconstructive & Implant Dental - Edward M Amet DDS, schedule an appointment and see what can be done to fill in the gap left by your missing teeth. When it's all said and done, you'll have a plan for treatment and be on the road to a full set of teeth in the near future.Share