Bleeding After Dental Implants: What’s Normal?

Bleeding After Dental Implants: What’s Normal?

Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option. They provide natural results and help support your overall oral health.


After your surgery, Dr. Neal Rosenberg will give you a lot of tips on how to care for the implant site to reduce the likelihood of complications and help you heal. However, it’s still possible to experience some discomfort and even bleeding.


Bleeding after implant surgery is common and usually not a cause for alarm. Check out this short blog post to understand how much bleeding you can expect.


How Do Dental Implants Work?


Dental implants are artificial teeth made from three components:

  • Metal post
  • Abutment
  • Dental crown


Thanks to this structure, dental implants faithfully replicate the look and function of real teeth, right down to stimulating the jaw to prevent bone loss.


The only part of the implant that actually gets inserted into the jawbone is the metal post. The dental crown replaces the natural tooth crown, while the abutment is a piece used to connect these two elements and absorb some of the pressure you place on the implant when chewing your food.


What You Can Expect After Dental Implant Surgery


When it comes to bleeding, you can expect some traces of blood up to 72 hours after your surgery. This is fairly common among all patients, and the bleeding is usually mild. Most patients see traces of blood around the implant site or notice their saliva has a pinkish hue.


If the bleeding lasts for more than 72 hours or seems to be getting worse, contact Dr. Neal Rosenberg right away for more help. It could be a sign of a complication.


How to Prevent Bleeding and Other Post-op Complications


Dental implants have a very high success rate. Dr. Neal Rosenberg first needs to make sure you’re a good candidate for these artificial teeth by carefully reviewing your oral health. This lowers the risk of implant failure tremendously.


There are some additional things you’ll need to do the first few days after surgery to prevent bleeding and support healing:

  • Chew on the other side of your mouth.
  • Don’t brush directly over the implant site.
  • Don’t spit, smoke, or use a straw.
  • Eat softer foods that don’t require a lot of chewing.
  • Avoid sweets and sticky foods that can linger in the mouth.
  • Stay on top of your oral hygiene and clean your teeth every day.
  • Skip the gym or any strenuous activity for a few days.


Interested in Dental Implants?


If you are dealing with missing teeth and want to know if dental implants are right for you, Dr. Neal Rosenberg can help you find out.


Get the process started and request a visit to Sauk Trail Dental online.


Have more questions about dental implants or our other restoration options? Feel free to call us at (262) 284-7111 for a short chat.

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