Flying after Implant Surgery?

Dr. H. asks:
I have a new patient who travels a lot by plane. I have treatment planned him for sinus lifts, bone grafts and implant installation. How long after his surgery can he fly? What kind of timeline should I give him so we can plan out his surgery and his travel plans? I have not been able to find any guidelines in the literature or in my textbooks.

4 thoughts on “Flying after Implant Surgery?

  1. dr. dan says:

    I don’t know, but I would assume 2 weeks to one month. I’m curious to what the experts say on the forum and their logic.

  2. Dr Donato says:

    I have had alot of experience treating patients of medical tourism,and some of them have a few days for flying back home. I really noticed that if the patient does not have any kind of systemic problems and really takes care and if there is not any kind of procedure that involves any blood socket in two days and taking care, there is no problem to fly back home

  3. david robinson

    I believe the potential risk is of a sudden decompression event if you have had a sinus lift . I did a sinus lift course with several experts present and the consensus was one perhaps two weeks without flying might be recommended . No problem if no sinus involvement .


Comments are closed.

Posted in Clinical Questions, Surgical.
Bookmark Flying after Implant Surgery?

Videos to Watch:

Lateral Sinus Lift: Perforation, Repair, and Implants

These two videos demonstrate the lateral window sinus technique, and implant placement following the repair[...]

Watch Now!
Single Tooth Replacement with Implants in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. Jack Hahn provides tips and reviews cases for implant placement in the esthetic zone.[...]

Watch Now!
Surgical Consideration for the Flapless Approach

In this video, Dr. Jack Hahn discusses and presents cases to review the surgical considerations[...]

Watch Now!
Bond Apatite: Socket Preservation Cases

These 2 videos show the use of Bond Apatite in socket preservation cases, one with[...]

Watch Now!
3D Guided Implant Placement

The placement of multiple implants in this case was helped thru the use of 3d[...]

Watch Now!
Ridge Splitting Cases in Narrow Alveolar ridge

This videos shows ridge splitting, which when combined with bone expansion, is an effective technique[...]

Watch Now!
Placement of 4 Implants and Cement-Retained Bridge

The treatment plan was to extract the lower incisors, canines, and lower premolar and place[...]

Watch Now!
Failing Bridge Replaced with Dental Implant Supported Bridge

Ahe patient presented with a failed dental bridge from the upper right canine to the[...]

Watch Now!
Lateral Sinus Augmentation with CGF

Following membrane elevation with the lateral approach, and confirmation of an intact sinus membrane, concentrated[...]

Watch Now!
Titanium Mesh for Ridge Augmentation

The use of titanium mesh is a reliable method for ridge augmentation to provide adequate[...]


Watch Now!
Implant Grafting Techniques: Demineralized Sponge Strip and Tunneling

This video reviews several unique grafting and surgical techniques, including the use of demineralized cancellous[...]

Watch Now!
Mandibular Fixed Screw Retained Restoration

This video shows the use of a surgical guide for a mandibular fixed screw retained[...]

1 Comment

Watch Now!