These signs and symptoms generally disappear after one week. Pain can usually be managed with paracetamol/anti-inflammatories. Ice-packs and a soft, cool diet are also recommended

Implants may require several procedures, for example broken or decayed teeth may need to be removed first – this will require healing time before the implant surgery. In some instances bone grafting or a sinus lift will be needed to prepare for the implant. Following a successful implant, the crown (or bridge) can then be attached.

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Faceworx is one of Western Australia’s leading Oral and Maxillofacial practices. Our head doctor Franc Henze provides a personalised treatment using state of the art equipment that results in reduced pain and faster recovery times.

“I believe that patient wellbeing and post-operative recovery can significantly be improved by meticulous surgical technique and paying attention to detail.”


The stitches inserted during surgery are generally dissolvable and don’t need to be removed.

You should be prepared for a number of expected post-operative signs and symptoms, such as:

  • Facial swelling
  • Bruising of the facial skin and around the eyes
  • Pain and/or discomfort
  • Reduced mouth opening
  • Jaw joint tenderness
  • Bleeding from the wounds
  • Wound infection (rare)



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