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How Long Should You Avoid Exercise Following Implant Surgery?


Posted on 8/15/2017 by Dr. Michael Allard
 Dental Crown Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery AZ 85308-8370
Once you have dental implants placed, it is important that you take it easy. If you don't, you could increase problems which could lead you to implant rejection. Increased activity increases your blood pressure, which can increase both bleeding and swelling.

This can shift your implants out of place, and leave your mouth unable to recover properly following the increased activity. To make sure that you don't overdo anything, it is important that you don't exercise too early after surgery.

Activity Guidelines After Dental Implant Surgery

After having dental implant surgery, your oral surgeon will send you home with a list of things that you should make sure to do to take care of your mouth. Plus, there will be a list of things to avoid doing in order to give your implants the best chances of a successful recovery. Things like exercise, going back to work, and caring for your mouth will all be covered between those lists.

In terms of exercise, most oral surgeons recommend that you wait at least 3-4 days for all types of exercise, and even then, an extra week beyond that should only include the lightest of exercises. The increase in blood pressure that comes with exercise is very likely to cause problems in the surgical site.

You should avoid anything strenuous for at least one week, including moving heavy objects, dancing vigorously, and lifting anything that is heavier than a standard grocery bag.

If you want a better timeline, speak to your oral surgeon. This is just a general guideline, but what your oral surgeon tells you is the advice you need to follow first. Ask them what they think you should do, and listen to their advice. After all, they saw your mouth during the surgery, and would know best.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (623) 412-0310 today.

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