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  1. Wait a few hours after surgery before eating. Eat very soft foods, and chew lightly for 2-3 days. Avoid spicy, hot, and acidic foods.

  2. Brush and floss your teeth gently around the implant. Pull your floss through instead of lifting your floss.

  3. 24 hours after the procedure, gently rinse with some warm salt water.

  4. If you were prescribed antibiotics, make sure to take the antibiotics for the full duration prescribed.

  5. If you're experiencing mild pain, use over-the-counter pain medication (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc...)

  6. If you experience extreme pain, inflammation, or discomfort even after taking over-the-counter medication, call your dentist.

  7. Return for a follow-up examination to ensure that your implant is healing properly.


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