Springfield Dental Implants: Most Important Things to Do After Surgery

As a patient, you should do everything in your power to ensure the success of a dental implant treatment, so following your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care is critical. Depending on your dentist, the dental implant process could be lengthy, costly, and uncomfortable—not to mention painful, so you wouldn’t want to experience complications or failure after all that.

Post Dental Implant Surgery Care in Springfield, IL

The following are the most common post-operative instructions a patient must do after he or she finishes their treatment in Springfield for dental implants.

Mouth Rinsing
Immediately after the first 24 hours of surgery, it is highly recommended to rinse the mouth with warm water. Your dentist may also suggest that you add a half teaspoon of salt to it to kill bacteria. You’ll need to rinse your mouth four or five times a day, for three to four days. You can only resume brushing or flossing the surgical area after the sutures are removed or have disappeared.

Food Intake
For the first 12 hours after surgery, you can only consume liquids and very soft foods. After 12 hours, you may eat most foods, but it’s best to avoid nuts, popcorn, chips and other types of food with small seeds as they might reopen the wound. Keep in mind that good nutrition is important for optimum healing, so make sure to eat plenty of nutritious foods. Vitamin intake is also highly recommended.

Physical Activity
Keep physical activities to a minimum for at least 24 hours following surgery. If you can’t avoid smoking, smoke only enough to calm your nerves, then stop. Bear in mind, however, that smoking prolongs the healing process and increases the risk of complications and failures.

Bleeding and swelling is a normal occurrence after a dental implant. To control bleeding, place a moist teabag or gauze pad directly on the bleeding wound and bite on it for 30 minutes. To reduce swelling, place an ice pack over the side of the face where swelling occurs. If there is excessive bleeding or swelling, call your dentist.

Self control is critical to a successful recovery from dental implant surgery. If you follow the post-operative instructions listed above carefully, you can help minimize the risk of dental implant complications and failure. Consult with a dentist in Springfield, IL, such as those at Advanced Dental Care of Springfield, to see if you qualify for the procedure.  Contact us today at (217) 717-4551 or info@smilespringfield.com

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Dental Expert, Dr. Matt G. VanderMolen, Hits Amazon Best-Seller List


Dental Expert,  Dr. Matt G. VanderMolen, Hits Amazon Best-Seller List

Matt G. VanderMolen recently hit five separate Amazon.com best-seller lists with “The Secret to Winning Big” book.

Springfield, Il. December 3, 2012 – Dr. Matt G. VanderMolen, owner of Advanced Dental Care, has joined a select group of the world’s leading experts, along with noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, to co-write the book titled, “The Secret to Winning Big: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Strategies for Winning Big In Life and Business.” The book was released by CelebrityPress™  – a leading business book publisher.

“The Secret to Winning Big” was released on Thursday, November 29th and the experts share their “secrets” and tips to help others become successful in business and life.  Matt G. VanderMolen contributed a chapter titled “Courtesy System for Success”

On the day of release “The Secret to Winning Big” reached best-seller status in five Amazon.com categories – The book reached best-seller status in the Direct Marketing, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Sales, Small Business & Entrepreneurship categories.

As a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy,  Dr. VanderMolen is a recognized leader in dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Implant Association.  He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Crown Council, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. VanderMolen has been well received as a national speaker to large audiences of dentists and dental teams on rapid practice growth while maintaining optimal patient care.  He is known for his “straight talk” on success principles that everyone ( not just dentists) needs to hear. Dr. VanderMolen is committed to helping as many people as he can inside and outside his practice.  He offers free consultations in his office for most types of dental care including sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, FastBraces, dental implants, and cosmetic dentures.  He is also available to speak to professional or business groups on success principles.

The Secret to Winning Big features an inspiring collection success stories developed over the years that showcase their own secrets for “winning big.”

From CelebrityPress®:

How does anyone ‘Win Big’? It usually starts with a determination of our goals. This may be referred to as our mindset, which indicates a measure of purpose. We move through stages of mindset to get to a position from which we can focus our actions to achieve our goals. The Celebrity Experts® in this volume have all done this. They propose to teach you mindset, methods and appropriate actions that can help propel you into the Winning Big circle. The hallmark of these authors is that they have ‘been through the fire’ themselves. They have endured the ‘tempering’ of their lives to get to this point of achievement. So you are not hearing from players that merely wish, speculate or plan, but from those who have acted, achieved, and Won Big! We all wish to be taught by the master, not by the apprentice. In this volume, these masters give you the opportunity to benefit from their knowledge. Follow them and they will mentor you from a position of strength. These Celebrity Experts® coach and teach… The Secret To Winning Big.

After such a successful release Dr. Vandermolen will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors®, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-sellers lists.

To order a copy of the book, please go to http://www.celebritypresspublishing.com/publications/secrets-to-winning-big.php

To learn more about Matt G. VanderMolen visit, www.SmileSpringfield.com

About Matt G. VanderMolen  and Advanced Dental Care:

He has provided 27 years of friendly, courteous, comfortable and highly personalized care to his patients.  Advanced Dental Care of Springfield received the Most Outstanding Performance Award from a national dental organization in 2010. His practice has been recognized as the Best of Springfield every year since 2009 by the United States Commerce Association. He is also listed as a Top Dentist in Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry  in the United States. Recently, he was nominated for Small Business Person of the Year in Springfield for 2012.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.  CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 500 best-selling authors to date.



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