Smoking and alcohol use after implant surgery delay healing. Therefore, avoid smoking and alcohol use for at least the first 15 days. Smoking negatively affects wound healing after surgery. That is why there should definitely be no smoking until the recovery is complete. Since the use of alcohol and carbonated drinks negatively affects wound healing after surgery, such as smoking, it is recommended not to consume them.
Before and after starting implant treatment, doctors ask their patients to reduce smoking and alcohol use and even completely stop it. Because smoking and alcohol use prolongs the healing process after treatment. Smoking increases the risk of infection. Smoking slows down the integration of the dental implant with the bone. Smoking and alcohol consumption after implant treatment negatively affect the healing processes.
These negatives: Smoking increases the risk of infection by creating an environment for bacterial plaque that reaches tissues in the mouth, smoking negatively affects the fusion of the implant with the bone due to the effects of carbon monoxide and toxins, having the property of delaying wound healing, it causes such negative situations as a decrease in blood supply.
Is it harmful to consume alcohol after dental implants?
Yes, exactly. For implants to succeed, it is necessary to have good overall health, that is, to have sufficient “healing potential”, to diagnose correctly, and to clean and maintain the implant correctly. In addition, it is necessary that the appropriate surgery and appropriate prosthesis are performed by the physician. In addition, smoking too much and/or drinking too much alcohol will negatively affect success. Depending on the above factors, the implant success vary between 90-100%. In case of failure, the implant can be removed with a very simple attempt, and its location will heal by itself.
Gargling after the implant, not consuming cigarettes and alcohol, eating a balanced diet will increase the chances of successful treatment. After the implant operation, it is for a period of 2-4 months for the implant to boil to the bone and match with the surrounding tissue.
During this process, it is very important that the patient regularly performs oral and dental care. In addition, alcohol and cigarette consumption should be avoided. Otherwise, damage to the tissue around the implant may occur. In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the area where the implant was made while eating after the implant tooth was and especially to avoid hot food in the first week.
Those who smoke and drink alcohol after the implant is installed, those who do not follow the doctor’s recommendations and do not perform oral and dental care, increase the risk of implant fall. In such cases, 3-4 months are expected for the jaw bone to heal, and if the patient changes his lifestyle in accordance with the implant, the implant is inserted again. During the first two hours after the implant, the patient should not eat anything.
If it is the next 24 hours, it should definitely be taken care that the food and drinks to be consumed are not hot or hard. In addition, abstaining from alcohol and smoking until the area recovers is a factor that will speed up the healing process. The life of the implant, which can be used for 20-30 years when using quality materials, can be further extended by keeping the patient away from alcohol and cigarettes, avoiding consuming hard foods.
When can I drink alcohol after dental implant?
Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the first 24 hours after dental implant surgery. Do not smoke as it will delay wound healing. You need to avoid alcohol use minimum the first 15 days of surgery. After application, attention should be paid to nutrition. Smoking should not be used after the operation, as it increases intra-bone blood circulation and oxygen transport. Alcohol also has a negative effect in the same way. For pain or infections that may develop, the medications prescribed by the doctor should definitely be used. Considering that there are no different types of bone-destroying bacteria colonies in the mouth in people who pay attention to oral hygiene, the success rate of treatment is 95%. According to studies, the success rate drops significantly in patients who do not pay attention to oral hygiene and have a lot of smoking and alcohol consumption.
Dentist Yasin Yılmaz was born in 1994 in Kayseri. In 2017, he graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry with a successful degree. In 2017, he began working as a dentist and medical director at a private clinic. In September 2018, he joined Ersoy Hospital Dental Department team where he still works