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Healing cap aftercare

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Scaredbutready

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Hi all,
I’m in the process of three implants. I had a sinus lift/bone grafting back in April and one implant was placed at that time. It was sewn up under the gums. Yesterday, I had it exposed and I believe a healing cap was put on. Can anyone else who’s had it done this way tell me how you kept it clean? I asked many questions about cleaning, diet restrictions etc and they were acting like the procedure was not a big deal at all and to carry on as normal. I have some pain today, could just be the stitches etc. can anyone tell me if they stuck to a soft food diet, brushed the actual cap etc? I follow up with my regular dentist in two weeks for the next steps. Thanks in advance, I’m just incredibly anxious for this to heal well and work!
 
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MountainMama

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I have had healing caps both right after implant placement and had one placed after uncovering an implant.

You only have to do the soft foods diet for a few days then eat as normal. Just avoid chewing directly on the cap if you eat something crunchy.

It is normal to be sore for a few days or so, especially with stitches.

Best advice I got for cleaning is to get a baby toothbrush and brush it when you brush your teeth. I used an interdental brush (sometimes called teepee brushes) to clean around the edges near the gums also. Just be gentle.
 
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Scaredbutready

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Thank you once again @MountainMama! that helps so much. I actually have these tiny little brushes I bought for implants and will use those on the cap and around. Just ready for these stitches to be gone. I appreciate your time and I’m sure as my steps in the process continue I’ll have more questions! So reassuring to talk with others Who’ve been thru it. Did you find the abutment/crown procedure painful?
 
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MountainMama

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@Scaredbutready the abutment and crown process don‘t hurt. They mostly just feel weird, because they screw it in and you can tell what they are doing but don’t feel anything but tugging.
 
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