Tips for Reducing Nausea Sensations After Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgeries require a great deal of planning. Before the surgery is completed, you will receive some fairly in depth information about the surgery itself and also about what you can expect after the procedure is over. During this time, you will learn that there are several common issues that you may need to deal with after your surgery. Nausea is one of them. Unfortunately, vomiting can cause burning sensations in the mouth and it can lead to infections and increased pain. There are a few things you can do to reduce vomiting risks after surgery.

Ask for Medication

If you have ever had a nausea or vomiting issue after surgery, then you should speak up before your implant operation is completed. If a general anesthetic is provided, then your dental surgeon may be able to provide you with a prophylactic medicine that can control nausea issues before they start. There are certain types of medications that can be provided. Anti-emetic drugs and certain receptor blocker medications can be provided. Work with your dental professional to figure out which of the drugs may work best for you.

Keeping yourself well hydrated before and after the procedure can help the medicine do its job, and it can also generally reduce your vomiting risks. Drink at least a few ounces of water before your implant procedure and drink a few ounces afterward. You may need to wait at least a few hours after the surgery is over until bleeding is controlled before you can consume fluid. Remember to sip on a glass of water when you can. This way you will not flood the stomach with fluid and inadvertently cause yourself to vomit.

Use Your Gauze

You will likely swallow at least a little bit of blood after the implant operation. However, you do want to keep yourself from swallowing a lot of it. When you swallow a great deal of blood, your body will naturally release the contents of your stomach. 

The best way to keep yourself from swallowing blood is to use your gauze pads as directed. Change the pads often and when you see that they are becoming saturated with blood. Typically, this will be about once every one or two hours for the first day after the surgery. Then you do place the gauze over the surgical area, make sure to bite down gently. 

Another good way to keep yourself from swallowing blood is to stay sitting upright when you get home. You may want to lie down if you feel nauseous. If you do decide to rest, then place a pillow behind your head to keep it propped up at all times. Also, try not to swallow too much. You can lead your head over your sink to allow excess saliva and blood to drain from your mouth instead. 

For more tips for a successful recovery after dental implant surgery, check out and talk to your dentist.

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My child's first visit to the dentist was the stuff that nightmares are made of. She kicked. She screamed. By the end of the visit, she and I were exhausted. After talking to the dentist in a separate consultation, I learned some useful tips for helping her to prepare for her next visit. The dentist assured me the next visit would be better and it was. I started this blog to help other parents whose children are dealing with dental anxiety. With useful information from my dentist and other parents, you can learn techniques to make the visit to the dentist more exciting for your children.



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