Whether you have dental implant surgery in one stage or multiple stages, it is recommended that you take at easy for the first 24 hours. Resting assists the healing process and limits post operative bleeding.Restrict any strenuous exercise for during the first day following your surgery. Drink plenty of fluids and maintain proper nutrition. While you can eat when you are hungry, do not chew directly onto the dental implant and/or bone graft site. Smoking may be hazardous to your health and should be avoided for the rest of your life. However, should you feel the need to smoke, smoke as little as possible to calm your anxiety and stop. It is important to understand that smoking significantly slows the healing process and increases your risk of complications and failures. If you received upper implants, do not blow your nose for two weeks. You may feel slightly uncomfortable the first 24 hours following surgery, but by the second day things are generally better. Contrary to popular belief, dental implant surgery is significantly less traumatic than a dental extraction and is done with the utmost comfort to the patient. Call Dr. Lugo now and boost your confidence with a winning smile that will enhance both your personal and professional life today.