This is the perfect time to arrange for some assistance following the surgery. Your activity level will be restricted for the first 4 – 6 weeks, so this may be extremely important. At this time, we will also provide you with a list of dos and don’ts that must be followed the day and night before the surgery (this is mostly about the things you should and shouldn’t eat).
Day of Surgery
Before the surgery begins, you’ll meet your anesthesiologist, your operative nurse, and speak with Dr. Griner. This is a good opportunity to ask any last-minute questions and express any concerns, and we’ll make sure you feel confident about your decision. The surgery itself may take anywhere from three to eight hours, and we’ll keep any family or friends in the waiting room updated on your progress.
Typically, the recovery period lasts 6 – 8 weeks, after which you can return to your regular activities. You may experience some soreness for one to two weeks after implant surgery and longer after flap procedures. You’ll be given medicines to help control the pain and discomfort.