Exercising Right After Getting Dental Implants is a Bad Idea

Posted on 1/25/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
Exercising Right After Getting Dental Implants is a Bad IdeaThere are a number of things you should avoid doing right after you get dental implants. One of those things is exercising. While you may think you feel fine and aren't in any pain right after the procedure, that's most likely the anesthesia talking.

You have to be very careful with how active you are for several days to a week after getting implants due to the fact that your mouth is still healing.

You Can Get Hurt
After dental surgery, you may find that you get a little lightheaded if you stand up too fast due to the pain medication you're taking. This means you could stand up from exercising and fall over. If you hit your mouth on anything, it can damage or dislodge the implant. It can also cause your gums to start bleeding again. The same can also occur if you're hit in the face with an exercise ball or if a punching bag swings back and slams into you.

You're Not at Your Peak
After dental surgery, your body is going to need some time to get back to being in peak shape. This has nothing to do with lack of exercise. Instead, it's because you can't eat your normal diet. You'll be eating mostly soft foods during the recovery period, so you need to make certain that you don't overdo it. You likely will be getting fewer calories than normal, so your body won't have the same amount of energy that you're used to.

Exercise Can Cause Bleeding

If you do try to exercise, it's possible your mouth will begin bleeding again due to increased blood flow and movement of your head. You may clench your jaw when doing some exercises, which is definitely not helpful to recover. All in all, simply take it easy for a few days. If you do find that you're bleeding or have hurt your face, call us right away. You don't want to end up with an infection.
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