Important advice for patients who have had an operation as part of their treatment
We've put together 12 top tips for you to follow in the hours and first few days following your dental implant procedure. These should ensure you experience the smoothest healing process possible.
Be accompanied by an adult and rest
You will be allowed to go home when it is safe to do so and you must be accompanied by a responsible adult. You will need to rest for at least 12 hours.
You must NOT drive a vehicle or do anything that requires judgement, at least until the morning after your anaesthetic.
Avoid making important decisions
The anaesthetic may produce amnesia. If this occurs it will be transient but you should avoid making any important decisions or judgements for at least 24 hours.
No alcohol or exercise
Do NOT consume any alcohol for the remainder of the day and avoid physical exertion.
If you are taking regular medication, tell us and we will advise if you should continue to do so.
Take your painkillers
For pain relief, you should take the medicine provided.
Eating and drinking advice
Do not eat or drink until you are home, then start with sips of water going on to tea and coffee after 24 hours. Avoid acidic fruit juices such as orange or lemon. Progress on to solids when you feel able.
Anaesthetic after effects
Please bear in mind the drugs in your system will need time to wear off completely and this can vary enormously from person to person. Do not be alarmed if you feel tired or ‘low’ for 24 – 48 hours after the anaesthetic.
Contact us with any concerns
We do not anticipate you having any problems with the anaesthetic, but should you become concerned please do not hesitate to contact us or your own Dental Practice.
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As a leading Dental Implantologist, Dr Nigel Jones provides expert treatment and advice to patients. Dr Nigel Jones lectures at the FGDP Royal College of Surgeons, also CPD events and training seminars for referring dentists.