1. Pressure should be placed on the gauze pad that has been put over the extraction site for one hour.
2. If you are supervising children who have had an extraction done, make sure they dont bite on their numb lips or tongue (it can cause serious injury to their soft tissue).
3. Avoid eating or drinking anything hot and hard on the day of your extraction. Also, 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. Have only cold and soft diet for 2 days. you can gently resume your brushing and flossing after 2 days.
4. You may experience some pain, bruising around your lips, and/or some swelling, especially after extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. Ice bag application and medication prescribed for you will help to minimize your discomfort.
5. Please take all the medication you have received based on the provided instructions.
6. During the first 2-3 days after surgery a diet of soft food and liquids is recommended (soup, yogurt, milkshakes and juice).
7. For more complex surgical procedures, including Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Implant Surgical Procedures, etc: ice bag application should be done for the rest of the day until you go to bed on the day of surgery .Instructions for various surgical treatments will have some unique directions, which will be supplied to you at the time of your treatment.
8. Call us if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain or swelling, or if you have any questions or concerns.
1. Do not eat on your new filling for one hour.
2. If you are supervising children who had fillings done, make sure they don't eat or drink forone hour.
3. Do not bite hard or chew on silver amalgam fillings for 24 hours.
4. You may experience cold and heat sensitivity and some gum soreness; this usually subsides within a few days.
5. Call us if you experience pain or discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings, or if you have any questions.
1. Crowns and bridges usually take 2 or 3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and a temporary crown is placed on your tooth/teeth if necessary.
2. You may experience sensitivity, gum soreness, and slight discomfort on the tooth/teeth; it should subside after the placement of the permanent crown(s).
3. Whenever anesthesia is used, avoid chewing on your teeth until the numbness has worn off.
4. 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 us. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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 us. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently.
7. Call us if you are in pain or if you have any questions.