Most of our Dental Implant patients travel from overseas for their Implant Procedure. One common question is: ‘How soon can I fly after my Implant Procedure?’
Many patients believe they should not fly right after such procedures because of potential bleeding or having more pain! This of course is not true. We are in touch with our Implant patients after they return home and none of them have reported discomfort when travelling. After your Implant Placement the Implant Surgeon will want to check the healing of the Implant after 2-3 days. After this control visit you are free to fly and should not experience any problems.
Here are several facts and tips on flying after the placement of dental implants:
Airplanes have pressurised cabins therefore flying will not cause further bleeding or discomfort that some incorrectly believe is caused by changes in altitude.
Take a standard pain killer before the flight to ensure you are comfortable if you are flying 2-3 days after your Implant placement.
For food, buy something soft and easy to eat at the airport terminal; See: Foods to eat after Implant Surgery…
If you have just had dental implants placed, do not worry about setting off the alarms at airport security. Dental implants are made of titanium, a non-magnetic metal. Therefore, they do not set off metal detectors.