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Preparing Patients for Dental Implant Recovery

December 30, 2021
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While dental implants are one of the most effective ways to reconstruct a smile, many patients worry that the procedure will be too difficult for them to handle. Some patients are afraid of complications, whereas others are worried about a painful recovery. As an implant provider, you can help to reassure patients and prepare them for an easy dental implant recovery. Here are some of our top tips for good patient communication.

Talk Recovery From the Beginning

From a patient’s first dental implant consultation, it’s important to prepare them for dental implant recovery. This will help patients feel less overwhelmed as their surgery date grows closer. It will also help patients to understand the full scope of their treatment. If you focus on good communication from this first appointment, then your patient will feel more comfortable talking about their concerns during future appointments.

Review Pain Management Options

Of course, dental implants are a fairly complex procedure. However, there are plenty of pain management options that can make the process comfortable for patients- both during surgery and also during recovery. Be sure to review all of these different choices so patients will be able to make informed decisions. Sometimes, just hearing that options are available to stay comfortable during recovery will make patients feel less nervous.

Help Patients Plan

There are a lot of logistics that go into a good surgery recovery. Make sure your patients know what to expect after their procedure. You can share pamphlets, printouts, or other resources to help them prepare. Also, simply being available to answer questions about what’s normal will go a long way during patient recovery. By helping your patients plan, you will naturally help them have a more comfortable recovery process.

Continue Your Education

By continuing your education, you can learn new implant techniques, as well as well as new data and research to share with your patients. The Institute of Houston Dental Synergy offers a variety of hands-on courses to help you grow your practice and build on your skills. We offer training for both general dentists and also specialists. Explore our website to learn more!

Upcoming Courses

Implant Fellowship 2022 – 4th Session
Crown Lengthening For The General Dentist
Natural Layering Direct Composite Master Course
PIC dental – FAIR digital workflow
Fall Implant Fellowship 2022
Implant-Assisted Midfacial Expansion Protocols and SFOT: Thinking Outside the Box
A Recertification and Update Course For The Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Anesthesia Practitioner

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