When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
Following dental implant surgery, certain activities will be more difficult than usual for a while. One of those activities is eating. While dental implants heal, the area around them can be tender and sore. And in the early stages, dental implants have yet to integrate with the bone tissue that will eventually hold them in place. As a result, you need to be selective about what you eat.
Here are several tips that can help you eat well and safely during the period following dental implant surgery.
1. Be sure to eat nutritious meals
Although eating might be difficult, especially for the first couple of weeks, don't skip meals or eat easy foods that lack nutritional value. Nutrition is important for the healing process. A simple way to get a range of nutrients from foods that would usually be too tough to eat in the first week, such as broccoli, carrots, and meats, is to blend everything together to create a nutrient-rich soup.
2. Stay hydrated
Saliva assists in the healing process of the mouth. So you need to make sure your mouth produces a steady supply of saliva. This means that you need to drink plenty of water every day. If your mouth ever feels dry while you are healing after implant surgery, rehydrate and replenish saliva by drinking some water.
3. Avoid using straws
Sucking through a straw puts pressure on the healing dental implant site. While drinking, avoid using straws for the first two weeks.
4. Avoid acidic foods
Don't eat or drink anything acidic while your dental implants are healing. Acidity can irritate your healing gum tissue and slow down the healing process. As such, avoid acidic foods or drinks like cola, coffee, lemon juice, vinegar, and red pasta sauce.
5. Avoid foods that break into tiny fragments
Foods that break into little pieces may irritate your healing implant sites. As such, avoid eating nuts and crunchy foods like popcorn, crispy bacon, and well-done meats.
6. Avoid Alcohol
Alcohol has a negative effect on wound healing in two ways. First, alcohol irritates healing wounds and causes pain. Second, alcohol slows down the healing process. As such, make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least two weeks after dental implant surgery. And to ensure the success of your dental implant healing, consider avoiding alcohol until your dental implants have healed completely, which usually occurs after 2-3 months.Share
27 September 2021