This can vary depending on the patient's age, extent of the surgery and overall health. Most post-surgical swelling and discomfort should be completely gone within 10 days. Patients usually can go back to their normal routine within 2-3 days after the surgery. Complete healing (fusion of bone and implant) however will take 3-6 months to occur. During this period it is very important to avoid chewing over the implants site and keep the area very clean to expedite the healing.