Getting Past Your Dental Fears And Learning About Technology

Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.

Tips For Controlling Bleeding After Dental Implant Surgery

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Dental implants are the most permanent and natural of all the tooth replacement options, but you will need to go through surgery so the implant device can be secured. Surgery is the most trying part of the process, but most people tolerate both the surgical operation and the healing process fairly well. You may notice some bleeding right after the surgery. This is normal, but it can be troublesome for some. If you notice bleeding problems, then keep reading to learn how to keep issues at bay.

Understand That Oozing Is Normal

Some people think they are having bleeding issues after dental implant surgery when they really are not. This is common if you notice an oozing issue a day or two after surgery. The ooze that comes out of your mouth may look like blood, but it really is mostly saliva. Saliva is produced in abundance when the gums are injured in some way. The fluid is meant to flush away foreign matter and bacteria that can cause infections.

When your saliva mixes with the blood from the surgical site, it can leave some individuals feeling as though they are bleeding extensively. Look at the color of the oozing material. If it is a light red color, then it is mostly saliva. 

While the fluid in your mouth is comprised mostly of saliva, you do not want to swallow it. If you continually swallow blood, then you may feel nauseous and vomit. It is better to open your mouth over your bathroom since and allow the fluid to drain away or gently spit it into a cloth. 

Reposition Gauze 

When your dental implant operation is completed, your oral surgeon will give you some instructions on how to care for the surgical area. This includes placing gauze over the implant site and biting down gently on the gauze. Unfortunately, some individuals will place the gauze in a way that the teeth come into contact with it, but the gauze does not sit correctly over the surgical site. Pressure is then not placed on the wound and this can contribute to clotting issues.

To make sure the gauze is stopping the bleeding properly, you should take two pieces of gauze and place them together. Fold the gauze twice to create a thick square that is about two inches wide. Set the thick and folded gauze gently over the surgical area and bite down. If you do not feel any pressure on the surgical site, then fold another piece of gauze in a similar manner and set it over the other pieces of cotton. Make sure to replace gauze every 30 to 45 minutes or when it is soaked with blood.

For more information, contact a group like Stone & Johnson Dental Group.


21 June 2017