Resting After Implant
The duration of rest required may vary depending on the complexity and duration of the implant surgery.
For easy and short-term single implant surgeries, our patients often report no discomfort that would hinder their daily activities even the day after the implant treatment. In fact, many of our patients return to work right after the implant procedure. Therefore, unless there is a specific situation, taking time off work just for the implant sessions should be enough. Your dentist will let you know if there is any other requirement.
For longer and more traumatic situations, we recommend 1 or 2 days of rest at home or scheduling the implant surgery over the weekend if the patient cannot take time off work. Although swelling, mild pain, and weakness can occur after the implant surgery, even at a minimal level, it is important to rest for the first 24 hours for better dental health. During the rest period, oral and dental care should not be neglected, and the recommended diet and medications should be followed.
After the implant has healed and the prosthetic stage has begun, there will be no surgical procedure required, so there is no specific time off work needed for this stage.
Can I drive car after implant surgery?
It is generally recommended to avoid driving immediately after implant surgery as the anesthesia and medications used during the procedure can affect your reaction time and ability to operate a vehicle safely. Additionally, you may experience some dizziness, discomfort or swelling after the surgery which can further impair your ability to drive. It is best to arrange for someone else to drive you home after the procedure and avoid driving for at least 24 hours or until you feel fully recovered. It is always important to follow your dentist's post-operative instructions regarding driving or other activities.
Can I do sport after implant surgery?
After implant surgery, it is generally recommended to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first few days. This includes any form of sports or exercise. Engaging in physical activity too soon after surgery can increase swelling, bleeding, and the risk of implant failure. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with specific instructions for post-operative care and when you can safely resume physical activity. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and the success of your implant.
Can I do hard work after implant surgery?
It is recommended to avoid any strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for at least a few days after implant surgery. This is to allow the body to heal properly and reduce the risk of complications such as bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Depending on the complexity of the surgery and individual recovery time, your dentist may advise you to avoid strenuous activity for a longer period of time. It's important to follow their post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of implant failure. If you have any concerns about returning to work or engaging in physical activity after implant surgery, it's best to discuss it with your dentist.