Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Nausea After Dental Implant Surgery And How To Minimize It

by Christy Long

Dental implant procedures are fairly commonplace now, and this means that a lot of the complications and side effects have reduced substantially. However, you may notice some issues with nausea directly after the procedure. If you need some tips to help reduce nausea discomfort, keep reading. 

Keep Your Gauze In Place

One of the best things you can do after a dental implant operation to help minimize nausea issues is to make sure that you are placing your gauze over the surgical area and replacing it as soon as the gauze becomes saturated with blood. While you will probably swallow at least a little bit of blood after your operation, you do not want to swallow too much as this will cause you to feel nauseous. Specifically, the mixing of the blood with stomach acid causes the red blood cells to lyse and the blood to coagulate. Your body will sense this issue, and you will feel nauseous. And, if you swallow too much blood, you may eventually vomit. 

Your oral surgeon will tell you how often to change your gauze, and you should take two of your cotton pads and double them over when placing them in your mouth. If you notice that this is not enough to soak up the blood with the saliva mixed in, then allow the excess fluids to gently drain from your mouth without spitting. Spitting can lead to a dislodged blood clot. 

Drink Small Sips Of Water And Lie Down

Nausea is something that you may experience if you are given a more general anesthetic and some individuals will feel this when they are even given a lighter one like Valium. Your surgeon can offer medication to reduce nausea sometimes, so make sure to speak up if you feel this way immediately after the surgery. 

Other than taking this medication, you should try to take it easy. Lie down in bed with your head slightly elevated and drink small sips of water to ease your stomach. You should also try to eat a small bit of food like toast or scrambled eggs. 

Additionally, you want to stick to some bland foods for a few days as this will keep your stomach from becoming upset. Eat numerous small meals to minimize the amount of acid that builds in your stomach.

Keep in mind that if you do end up vomiting, you want to rinse your mouth out with water since the stomach contents can burn the sensitive tissues in your mouth. Talk with a dental implant specialist about what else you can do to avoid feeling nauseous after your surgery. 


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Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

I was very unhappy with the way that my front teeth looked. They were crooked and stained with an ugly yellow tint. I asked my dentist if there was anything that could be done to improve them. After discussing the options with my dentist, I decided to have crowns put on my front teeth. The procedure was painless and I wish that I had done it sooner. My name is Constance Graham and I am writing this blog to inform others about cosmetic dentistry. If you don’t like the way your teeth look, speak to your dentist about improving your smile. There are various cosmetic procedures that you can have done such as veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, and dental implants. I hope you use the information in this blog to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how it can help you.