Post-Op Instructions

Extraction

-Pressure should be placed on the gauze pad that has been put over the extraction site for one hour. If the bleeding continues new gauze should be placed and pressure applied for another 45 minutes.

-If you are supervising children who have had an extraction done, make sure they don’t bite on their numb lips or tongue.

-Avoid eating or drinking anything hot on the day of your extraction. Do not rinse your mouth and do not use a straw for drinking. Do not spit and do not drink carbonated beverages. Do not brush on the day of the surgery; you can gently resume your brushing and flossing the day after your extraction unless the Dentist says otherwise.

-You may experience some pain and/or some swelling. Ice bag application and medication prescribed for you will help to minimize your discomfort.

-Take all medication prescribed to you based on the provided instructions.

-During the first 2-3 days after surgery, a diet of soft food and liquids is recommended (soup, yogurt, milkshakes and juice).

-Call our offices if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain or swelling, or if you have any questions or concerns. In case of serious emergencies call 911.


Fillings

-Do not eat on your new filling for one hour and until your numbness is gone.

-If you are supervising children who had fillings done, make sure they don’t bite on their numb lips or tongue.

-You may experience cold and heat sensitivity and some gum soreness, this usually subsides within a few days.

-Call our offices if you experience pain or discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings, or if you have any questions.



Crowns, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays

-You may experience sensitivity, gum soreness, and slight discomfort on the tooth/teeth, it should subside after the placement of the permanent crown.

-Avoid chewing on your teeth until the numbness has worn off.

-A temporary crown is usually made of plastic-based material or soft metal. It can break if too much pressure is placed on it. The crown may also come off, if it does, save the crown and call our office. The temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth and prevent other teeth from moving. If it comes off it should be replaced as soon as possible. To avoid losing your temporary, do not chew on sticky or hard food (chewing gum, ice). Try to chew on the opposite side of the temporary as much as possible.

-Continue your normal brushing but be careful while flossing around the temporaries (remove the floss gently from the side). If it is difficult to get the floss between the temporary and surrounding teeth, refrain from flossing until you receive your permanent crown.

-After the permanent restoration is placed you may feel slight pressure for a few days. Also, the bite may feel different for a day or two. But if after 2-3 days the bite still feels uneven or if you feel discomfort when chewing on the tooth, call our office. 

-Call our offices if you are in pain or if you have any questions.


Root Canal Treatment:

-You may experience moderate pain and sensitivity to pressure on your tooth. You may also feel sore gums for few days after your treatment. The healing process may take several days but the pain and discomfort should subside gradually.

-Take all medication prescribed to you based on the provided instructions.

-Continue your brushing and flossing, unless otherwise instructed by the Dentist.

-Follow up with the placement of your permanent restoration as you have been advised. Any unnecessary delay in placement of final restoration may damage the tooth permanently.

-Call our offices if you are in severe pain or experience swelling, or if you have any questions.


Implant Surgery

-You may experience some discomfort and bleeding the day of the surgery.

-Take all medication prescribed to you based on the provided instructions.

-Apply ice to your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.

-Keep your next appointment on time for follow up.

-DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.

-DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your mouth, unless otherwise instructed by the Dentist.

-Do not smoke, spit, or use a straw on the day of the surgery (avoid smoking for a few days after the surgery).

-Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our offices anytime. In case of serious emergencies call 911.


Denture Delivery

-You may experience some discomfort with any new dentures for a few days.

-You should take the dentures out every night and keep them in a clean container filled with water or denture cleaning solution. Your gums need to rest and be without the dentures every day for a period of time.

-Clean your dentures thoroughly with a brush and water before putting them back in your mouth.

-It may be difficult to talk normally with the new dentures for a few days. Your tongue and muscles will get used to the new dentures and you will talk normally soon.

-Call our offices if you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or if you have any questions.



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