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What can I expect from the dental implant recovery process?

Dental Implant Recovery Process in Phoenix AZ Area

Dental implants are a popular, long-term option for tooth replacement. However, there is oral surgery involved and proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity. At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, our dentists can walk you through the recovery process after obtaining a dental implant to understand better what to expect from start to finish!

What can I expect from the dental implant recovery process?

The dental implant recovery process is typically complete after several months. During that time, your mouth will heal, and the implant will begin to fuse with the surrounding bone structure. The healing period varies from person to person, but it generally takes three to six months for the area to heal fully.

During this time, you may experience some swelling, soreness, or bruising around the implant site. Your dentist at Life Smiles Dental Care may also recommend that you maintain a soft food diet and avoid chewing on hard foods during this period. It’s essential that you follow all instructions given by your dental team to ensure proper care of your implant and a successful recovery process.

Can I get an infection after implant placement?

There is a risk of infection after implant placement. You should maintain good oral hygiene after your dental implant procedure, including brushing and flossing daily and avoiding smoking or other activities that can increase your risk of developing an infection. If an infection does develop, it is vital that you connect with your dental team to get it treated quickly to avoid any further complications.

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Remember that although recovery times vary from person to person, this is a normal process and not something to be concerned about. With proper care, your implant should last for many years. For any questions or concerns during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Life Smiles Dental Care for guidance. We are committed to providing you with the best possible dental care in the Phoenix, AZ, area. Call (602) 786-5484 to connect with our team at 4611 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #250, to find out if you are a proper candidate for dental implants or other tooth restoration solutions.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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