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How can I reduce the risk of complications from plate form implant surgery?

To reduce your risks for complications after getting plate form dental implants, follow your dental surgeon's guidelines for post-operative care very closely. For example, if your dental surgeon prescribes antibiotics to prevent infection be sure to take them according to directions. Follow instructions for oral hygiene carefully as well; many dentists recommend using an antibacterial dental rinse rather than brushing and flossing the area of the dental implant for the first two weeks or so after surgery. You may also be advised to avoid spitting, sucking on straws and smoking post dental surgery because all three actions can interfere with normal blood clotting and may slow healing. Report any problems, such as excessive swelling, pain, fever, or bleeding to your dental surgeon immediately.

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