After dental implant surgery, patients of Dr. Daniel Rovirosa are advised to rest, with minimal activity, for a few days. There may be swelling for the first few days after dental implant surgery, but ice packs in short intervals can be helpful. Gentle saltwater rinsing is often recommended as is a soft foods diet for several days after surgery. Smokers do not make good candidates for dental implants as there is a high failure rate. Smoking or sucking through a straw is not recommended during the healing period.