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2.6 Postoperative care
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As a rule, minor surgeries (the insertion of 1 – 3 implants), if all aseptic and antiseptic principles are preserved, do not require supplementary medical treatment. If a surgery takes more time (more than 30 – 40 minutes), if it is more traumatic or if there are unforeseen circumstances (remnants of a tooth root or a ganglion cyst), prescribe chlorhexidine mouth baths, antibiotics (Rulide, Amoxiclav, Avelox, etc.) and antihistamines for 5 – 7 days.

The best anesthetic effect is achieved with Xefocam (8 mg twice daily) and Ibuprofen (400 mg twice daily). The latter is good at reducing postoperative swelling. All drugs must be prescribed with due consideration of the patient’s medical history and contraindications.

If the patient has osteoporosis or thin bone tissue at the implant site, you should prescribe Osteogenon, which stimulates osteoblast activity and inhibits osteoblast activity, 7 – 10 days after the surgery (1 pill 3 – 4 times daily). In difficult cases, the dose can be doubled. The medication should be taken during two weeks (the course can be prolonged up to 4 – 6 weeks). You must encourage your patient to abstain from eating hot and spicy food, avoid visiting sauna within 7 – 8 days of surgery. The patient should brush their teeth as usually but they should try to protect the suture site.