After dental implant surgery, it is recommended that you take it easy while eating for 48-72 hours. Oral care assists the healing process and limits post operative bleeding. Drink plenty of fluids, but nothing too cold. You may need to apply an ice pack to your face in twenty-minute intervals for the 24 hours following surgery. If you received upper implants, do not blow your nose for two weeks. It is common to experience slight bleeding from the gum the day of surgery. Finally, while you can eat when you are hungry, do not chew directly onto the bone graft.