Most patients can return to work and regular activities within a few days after dental implant surgery. However, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Use a soft baby toothbrush and water or fluoride-free toothpaste. Begin flossing when two teeth touch each other.
A properly-fitted mouthguard is the best way to protect against dental injuries during physical activities.
Oral bacteria feed on sugars, producing acid that erodes enamel, leading to cavities.
Seek immediate care from a local dentist or hospital. Travel insurance that includes dental emergencies is recommended.
Avoid aggressive brushing, treat gum disease promptly, avoid tobacco, use a soft toothbrush, and see a dentist regularly.
Traditional dentures rest on the gums and may require adhesives for stability. Implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants, providing a more secure and comfortable fit.