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How can I reduce the risk of complications after root form dental implants?

To minimize your risks of complications after getting a root form dental implant, be sure to follow your oral surgeon's instructions for post-operative care. One of the most common reasons that implants fail is because of infection, so preventing infection is essential. Your oral surgeon or dentist will probably give you a prescription for antibiotics after your surgery; make sure to take the full prescription as directed. In addition, be careful about oral hygiene in the weeks following your oral surgery; most dentists or oral surgeons recommend not flossing or brushing the area of the implant for at least a couple of weeks after surgery. Instead, they may suggest rinsing frequently with an antibacterial mouthwash. A soft food diet may also be recommended in the weeks following surgery. If you notice symptoms that could signal an infection, such as excessive swelling, redness, pain, or bleeding, call your dentist or oral surgeon immediately.

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