Post-operative complications

OEDEMA AND ECCHYMOSES

After dental implant placement, sinus lifting or bone grafting (depending on the ampleness of the intervention), we could normally expect complications such as oedema (swelling) and ecchymoses (bruises). They do not present any risk for the dental implant, and, in general, do not require special treatment beyond the medication recommended. They disappear within several after surgery. Patients should be warned that such swelling and bruises may appear within the first three days and not necessarily immediately after surgery.

 

PAIN

Postoperative pain is, in most cases (i.e., 95%) non-existent! Provided, and only on this condition, you follow doctor’s orders!
Pain management is identical in all surgical manoeuvres and to ensure pain control, we recommend a combination of painkillers anti anti-imflammatory medication, immediately after implant placement surgery.

 

INFECTIONS

There is a very high risk of infection due to lack of antibiotic protection. In the case of interventions in the vicinity of the sinuses, it is recommended to combine an effective antibiotic with a nasal decongestant in order to avoid the onset of sinusitis. Any action that may apply pressure on the sinuses should be avoided. It is necessary that patients do not blow their nose or sneeze with their mouth shut and not drink their food with a straw.

 

DEHISCENCE OF THE LESION AFTER SURGERY

It refers to a rupture of the wound edges before full healing. Dehiscence does not involve the failure of the intervention but requires special care. The patient can apply gels and gentle rinse with disinfectant solutions and antibiotic prophylaxis. The evolution is favourable in 90% of the cases.
From among the systemic factors that may influence healing, the most important appears to be diabetes mellitus that leads to a reduced perfusion of the tissues, micro- and macroangiopathy, and a poor immune response. We DO NOT perform interventions on patients that neglect their treatment and cannot control their blood sugar levels.