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Post-op Instructions- Dental Post-op Care Blaine

Thank you for choosing Pro Dental Care for your dental procedure. We understand that every dental procedure, minor or major, is an investment of your time and money. To ensure that your efforts are not wasted, we request you to follow the post-op instructions discussed with you after the operation. We’ve also listed some important points as reference:


Root Canal Therapy
After a root canal treatment, a temporary filling is placed on the tooth. You may have been instructed to avoid eating anything hard or chewy for about an hour or until the filling hardens. It’s best to avoid them until the follow-up restoration procedure. Or, try chewing them from the other side of the mouth. Remember to take pain medication and other antibiotics prescribed. It is normal to feel some pain and mild discomfort for a day or two. Call us immediately if the pain increases or continues, or if your bite feels uneven.

Crowns and Bridges
The initial treatment is temporary and hence not as hardy as the permanent crown or bridge. Remember to chew carefully and to avoid hard and sticky food until your permanent crown/bridge is set. You will also have to be gentle while brushing and flossing. Once the permanent bridge is placed, it may feel odd for a few day. Call us immediately if the bite feels uneven.

White Fillings (Bonding)
It’s normal for your teeth to feel sensitive after the bonding. If anesthesia was used, they may feel numb for a few hours or until the effect of the anesthesia wears off. Remember to avoid food that’s hot or cold to avoid sensitivity. Call us immediately if the sensitivity continues or if your bite feels uneven.

Scaling and Root Planing
Your teeth may feel a little sensitive for sometime after the effect of the anesthesia wears off. Brush very gently or use a brush with soft bristles for the first day. Avoid eating/drinking food that’s too hot or cold. Medications may be prescribed to treat any infection that remains. Call us if pain and discomfort increases or continues beyond three days.

Veneers
On the first day of the treatment, a temporary filling is placed. This isn’t as hardy as the permanent veneer. You will have to careful while eating and brushing. Remember to avoid hard and sticky food. Call us immediately if pain and discomfort increases or continues after three days.

Extractions
For the first 30 minutes after extraction, you will be asked to bite on the gauze pad. This is done to protect the blot clot that’s formed around the extracted area. Some blood may continue to ooze- when mixed with the saliva it may seem like there’s a lot of bleeding. You’ll also be advised to be careful for the first 24 hours after extraction. On the second day, you may begin to eat normally, but do not forget to take medications (if prescribed). It is normal to experience discomfort for a few days after a tooth extraction. Call us immediately if the bleeding does not stop or if pain and discomfort increases or continues beyond three days.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding these instructions. We’ll be happy to help you out.