If you have recently undergone dental implant surgery, you were likely sent home with a long list of do’s and don’ts from your dentist. However, sometimes those long lists have things that may seem a bit blurred, like whether or not you can participate in certain sports and activities. From avoiding extreme things like scuba diving to skateboarding, this article will discuss some of the things you should avoid while recovering from dental implant surgery.
- Scuba Diving
Underwater sports like scuba diving are the perfect thing to do while on a tropical vacation. However, if you have just undergone dental implant surgery then you should avoid scuba diving at all costs. The added pressure that you experience while being under water can cause you to experience extreme pain in your mouth and may be too much for your implant itself— causing it to ultimately become rejected.
If you are a big gymnast or like to occasionally hit up the local gymnasium in order to practice your fair share of back handsprings, consider taking a long break until your dental implants have properly healed. By spending time hanging upside down, jumping, and flipping, you will cause undo stress on your mouth which can ultimately result in your mouth rejecting the dental implants.
If you like to embrace your inner Tony Hawk on occasion, consider taking a long break from skateboarding while your mouth is healing from dental implants. Skateboarding is a dangerous sport that can cause serious damage to your oral health if you fall incorrectly while performing some sort of trick at the skatepark or on the street.
When it comes down to it, it’s safe to say that you should avoid most sports or activities while you are recovering from dental implant surgery. If you are unclear about what activities are approved and which ones should be avoided, contact Dr. Leslie Sultan’s office today.