Possible postoperative complications of dental implantation

(ORDO NEWS) — With successful implantation of teeth by the doctor and the patient’s compliance with all the recommended conditions, complications in the postoperative period rarely occur. And this, first of all, depends on the quality of the implantation. Therefore, it is worth contacting a trusted specialist.

But the negative consequences of implantation exist. And it is necessary to know about them: even if the patient is going to strictly follow all the recommendations received.

Post-implantation edema

Puffiness after surgery is an absolutely normal phenomenon: it should exist. And it can even increase – in comparison with the first hours after the manipulation. After three days, the swelling will begin to subside slowly. If this does not happen and it continues to grow, you should definitely visit the dentist. You should also consult a doctor if the edema persists a week after implantation.

Temperature rise

And this is completely normal for the first three days. But – within 39 C. If the patient’s fever rises above 39 C or exceeds 40 C, then you should definitely visit a doctor. An indication for a visit to the doctor is the preservation of high temperature numbers for more than three days.

Numbness of the jaw

Temporary numbness appears with the introduction of anesthetic agents to act on the trigeminal nerve before the implantation procedure: it is impossible to perform this operation without anesthesia. It is the norm, not a cause for concern, and can pass in a few hours. Or maybe a couple of days.

If numbness persists for more than two days, it increases or moves from the jaw to other parts of the face, you should definitely contact your dentist. These symptoms indicate that during the operation there was damage to the branch of the trigeminal nerve.


This is the name of the inflammation of the part of the gums at the site of the operation – around the implant. In severe cases, the process can go to the bone tissue, cause bleeding, abscess formation and rejection of the implant. Such a complication occurs in two cases: if the proper rules of sterility are not observed during the operation, or if hygiene and oral care are not observed by the patient in the postoperative period.

It is impossible to eliminate these manifestations on your own: the help of a doctor is required. Therapy will depend on the severity of the process: sometimes antibiotics are enough, sometimes only surgical treatment can help.


And again, this applies to the variant of the norm. But within a few hours. If the operation site continues to bleed more than the prescribed time, or the blood begins to flow more intensively, you should consult a doctor.

Antibiotic Therapy

The appointment of antibiotics in the postoperative period of implantation is a mandatory procedure. They must be taken strictly according to the indicated scheme: in order to avoid the development of inflammation in the area of ​​intervention and the appearance of unwanted complications. This is especially true for patients with periodontitis or other gum pathology.

Recommendations after implantation

The risk of complications can be minimized if, after a successful operation, all the required recommendations are strictly adhered to: lie more and stop all vigorous physical activity – sports or physical activity.

Changes in pressure in the area of ​​the ENT organs, which can be caused by air travel, are contraindicated: this is prohibited during the first three days.

Do not visit places with high temperature: saunas and baths. Apply ice or cold compresses to the area of ​​the operation more often.

Do not brush your teeth or rinse your mouth on the first day. How to touch the implant – with your hands or tongue. The first meal – after three hours: liquid or pureed. Drink more plain water.


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