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Had you heard that it’s important for you to have a missing tooth replaced as quickly as possible? If you don’t, you might struggle to keep your teeth as clean as you should. This can leave you more vulnerable to gum disease or tooth decay. While there are several options you should consider for replacing missing teeth, please consider the benefits of dental implants. Still, if you’re interested in enjoying your implants for as long as you could, there are several things you should do.

For instance, have you heard that you should expect some discomfort once your implant is placed? You should expect to experience some swelling or bruising. You’ll also need to avoid touching this sore area until it begins to heal. Otherwise, you could unintentionally introduce new germs, which might lead to an infection. It’s also important that you follow the instructions we’ll give you at your appointment.

Once you’ve had an implant placed, there are a number of other things you may need to do—and avoid doing. Naturally, you’ll need to brush and floss your implant just like you would brush and floss your natural teeth. Smoking can also cause problems, though it’s even more important that you avoid smoking while your implant site is healing. If you choose to smoke while your mouth is healing, your mouth won’t heal as quickly and your mouth might reject your implant.

If you’d like to learn more about receiving a dental implant in Sarasota, Florida, or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer, please don’t hesitate to give Sarasota Implant a call at 941-208-3951. We’ll gladly inspect your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice. We look forward to hearing from you.