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Post Operative Instruction

Crown & Bridge, Crowns, Inlays, or Onlays

  • You will wear temporary restorations until your permanent restoration is made.
  • If your temporary falls off or breaks, save the pieces and call our office. Do not bite your lips, cheeks, or scrape your gums. Children should be watched carefully to make sure they don’t do this. It will damage soft tissues and result in pain.
  • Sensitivity to cold and heat, as well as any soreness, should go away in a few days.
  • Brush gently and floss carefully for the first few days.

    Deep Teeth Cleaning

  • Sensitivity to cold and heat will subside.
  • Do not chew or eat until numbness subsides.
  • Brush and floss as usual. Your gums may bleed a bit for a few days.

    Denture Delivery

  • It is normal to experience some discomfort and speech problems while getting used to your new dentures. New dentures need several adjustments to fit comfortably. To help with speech, read aloud for a few minutes every day. Your mouth will adjust, and your speech will improve.
  • Remove your dentures every night to allow your gums to rest. Keep the denture in container of water or denture cleaner.
  • Thoroughly brush your dentures with water before wearing them.

    POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER EXTRACTION

  • Do not disturb the wound. In doing so you may invite irritation, infection and/or bleeding. Be sure to chew on the opposite side for 24 hours and keep anything sharp from entering the wound.
  • Do not smoke as smoking will promote bleeding and interfere with healing.
  • Do not brush your teeth for the first 8 hours after surgery. After this time brush your teeth 
gently, but avoid the area of surgery.
  • Avoid all rinsing for 24 hours after extraction. This is to ensure the formation of a healing blood clot which is essential to proper wound healing. Disturbance of this clot can lead to increased bleeding or the loss of the blood clot. If the clot is lost, a painful condition called dry socket may occur. Use warm salt water or mild antiseptic rinses (if prescribed) after 24 hours.
  • Do not spit or suck through a straw. This will promote bleeding and may dislodge the blood clot causing a dry socket.
  • You will be given verbal instructions regarding the control of postoperative bleeding. A rolled up gauze pad will be placed on the extraction site and you will be asked to change this dressing every 20 minutes or depending on the amount of bleeding that is occurring. It is normal for some blood to ooze from the area of surgery. You will also be given a package of gauze pads to take with you to use at home if the bleeding should continue.
  • Some discomfort is normal after surgery. Analgesic tablets may be taken under your dentist's direction. Prescription medication, which may have been given to you, should also be taken as directed. If pain continues, contact your dentist.
  • To prevent swelling, apply an ice pack or a cold towel to the outside of your face in the area of the extraction during the first 12 hours. Apply alternately, 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off, for an hour or longer if necessary.
  • Eat regular meals and drink plenty of fluids as soon as you are able after surgery. Cold, soft food such as ice cream or yogurt may be the most comfortable for the first day.

    Fillings

  • For an hour following your visit, do not chew. Wait until numbness subsides before eating. If you had amalgam fillings placed, do not chew for 24 hours.
  • Do not bite your lips, cheeks, or scrape your gums. Children should be watched carefully to make sure they don’t do this. It will damage soft tissues and result in pain.
  • Sensitivity to cold and heat, as well as any soreness, should go away in a few days.

    Gum Surgery

  • Pain, swelling, and bleeding is normal following gum surgery. A cold compress should be placed on your face near the surgical site for 10 minutes at a time, with 5 minutes off, the day of your surgery. This will reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding.
  • Take your prescribed medications as instructed.
  • You should keep your appointment for follow-up with your dentist.
  • Do not raise your lips and probe the area with your fingers.
  • Do not brush your teeth near the sutures. However, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as you normally would.
  • You may experience loss of sensation at the surgical site, and nearby teeth may feel loose for a while.
  • Do not spit or use a straw the day of your procedure. Avoid smoking for a few days.


    Implant Surgery

  • Pain, swelling, and bleeding is normal following oral surgery. A cold compress should be placed on your face near the surgical site for 10 minutes at a time, with 5 minutes off, the day of your surgery. This will reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding.
  • Take your prescribed medications as instructed.
  • You should keep your appointment for follow-up with your dentist.
  • Do not raise your lips and probe the area with your fingers.
  • Do not brush your teeth near the sutures. However, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as you normally would.
  • Do not spit or use a straw the day of your procedure. Avoid smoking for a few days.

    POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

  • Do not eat or drink anything for half an hour following the procedure.
  • Do not try to feel around your tooth with your tongue. A temporary filling in the tooth has 
been placed and it will take around half an hour to harden.
  • Do not use the tooth to bite down on anything hard until the permanent filling/crown has been placed. The tooth at this stage is prone to fracture and
if you bite down on anything too hard or crunchy you may crack the tooth.
  • If the temporary falls out you should contact the clinic or your general dentist as soon as possible to have this replaced.
  • Some minor discomfort in the area is normal following a root canal treatment. The tooth may feel uncomfortable for 2-3 days after treatment. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, the tooth and surrounding tissues may remain sore for a few weeks post treatment. The three most common reasons for pain are: sore jaw joint from having your mouth open for a prolonged time, sore muscle from the injection site, sore gum from the rubber dam placement.
  • Analgesic tablets may be taken under your dentist's direction. 90% of the time this is enough to handle the discomfort. If it is not, please contact your dentist.
  • If you are given any prescription medications related to this treatment please take them as instructed by your doctor.
  • You may floss and brush your tooth as normal, unless told otherwise by the dentist.
  • You will need to have a permanent filling or a crown placed on your tooth within
6 weeks of the root canal being completed. If this is not done, the tooth is very likely to fracture or to develop new decay underneath the temporary filling which may cause your root canal to fail.


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