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A 68-year-old male asked:

When is a good time to start to floss the sides of the two teeth directly adjacent to the dental implant healing cap? a one stage approach was used yesterday?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You have a fresh wound that is healing. Avoid traumatizing the area until sutures are removed and the area has healed. These post op directions should be addressed with your treating surgeon.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
There is much space between the healing cap and the adjacent teeth to keep clean with a interdental brush or a WATERPIK. Just be gentle in area till full healing occurs .Always follow post operative instructions.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2022

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