Implants for Teeth Serving Foley
Our office serving Foley offers implants for teeth using the latest technology to provide a safe oral surgery experience. As part of our team, Dr. Jason Northcutt has over 20 years of experience practicing dentistry and specializes in teeth implants serving Foley. Our goal at Dental Implants is to set you up for complete recovery and success after your dental implant surgery. The time after your dental implant surgery is crucial to ensure proper healing of the treated area.
Temporary Teeth Replacements & Dentures in the Foley Area
Our office serving Foley offers temporary implants that can be placed the same day as your dental implant surgery. Temporary restorations may also help to aid in protecting the implant post.
Custom, permanent teeth replacements and dentures will be made in the Foley area by our lab technicians. These tooth restorations are placed once your jawbone has had time to fuse with the dental implant. An adequate amount of healing at the surgical area must be completed before replacement teeth are added.
Dental Surgery Aftercare
Along with any specific instructions given to you by your dental implant specialist, we also recommend following these protocols for proper dental surgery aftercare:
- Avoid touching the surgical site: It is important to avoid any contact with the dental implants while they heal. If you aren’t using temporary replacement teeth, you may see the abutment sticking out of the gums. Avoid rinsing or spitting for the first 24-48 hours post-op.
- Use over-the-counter or prescribed medication: Most pain after dental implant surgery can be managed through over-the-counter pain medication. If needed, your dentist may prescribe pain medication to help with pain management. They may also prescribe antibiotics, which are important to minimize the possibility of infection.
- Managing bleeding: You will most likely experience some bleeding up to 24 hours after surgery. This can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed on the affected area.
- Apply ice for swelling: Swelling is a common side effect. Apply ice intermittently to the area to reduce swelling.
- Keep up with oral care: To keep your oral health in good condition, we recommend gently rinsing with a prescribed antimicrobial mouthwash. You should also rinse with warm salt water, 4-5 times a day to reduce inflammation and bacteria.
- Stick to soft foods: For the first few days after surgery, stick to warm or room-temperature liquids and add in soft foods when it feels comfortable to eat. Avoid using straws which can create suction and force that could damage the surgery site.
3 Advantages to Using Dr. Northcutt
Dr. Northcutt has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years in a small town and has maintained an excellent reputation.
He provides IV sedation to keep you comfortable during all procedures
He is the surgeon and restorative dentist. He is going to make sure implants are done correctly and restored to your results are the best they can be.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about dental implants serving Foley, Orange Beach, Mobile, Fairhope, Pensacola, Satsuma, Theodore, Bellview and Robertsdale . Hopefully, we have answered some of your questions and helped you as you approach your new road toward dental health.
We know things can be overwhelming and you may not know where to begin and that’s ok! We are here to help you.
I want to personally invite you to come by and meet with me. Let’s discuss what options you have and get all your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you smile again and changing the way you smile.
– Dr. Jason Northcutt
Contact us today
To learn more about temporary implants, or if you are concerned about your post-surgery healing, call our office today!