Post-Operative Instructions -
Please select the procedure you had to see a summary of post-op instructions. Call us if you have any questions:
- Extraction                                      – Gum surgery
- Fillings                                          – Implant surgery
- Crown and bridge                         – Denture delivery
- Root canal treatment                    – Apicoectomy (Root canal surgery)
- Teeth cleaning/Deep cleaning        – Bone Graft Surgery
- Braces were placed
Root canal treatment:
1 – You may experience moderate pain and sensitivity to pressure on your tooth. Also, you may feel gum soreness for few days after your treatment. The healing process may take several days but the pain and discomfort should subside gradually.

2 – Take any medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.

3 – Usually a temporary filling has been placed on your tooth, do not bite on the tooth for one hour and while you are numb. Also, until the permanent restoration is placed, be very gentle with the tooth. Try to chew with the opposite side.

4 – Continue your brushing and flossing.

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

6 – Call our office if you are in severe pain or experience swelling or if you have any questions.
Teeth cleaning (Deep cleaning):
1 – You may experience some cold and heat sensitivity (especially after deep cleaning).

2 – If you have received anesthesia do not eat anything until the numbness has worn off.

3 – Continue your regular brushing and flossing.

4 – Some bleeding for a day or two after cleaning is normal, but if you experience any excessive bleeding call our office.

5 – Call our office if you are in pain or if you have any questions.
Braces were placed:
1 – You may experience some pressure and discomfort on your teeth.

2 – Be gentle with braces and avoid chewing hard and/or sticky food.

3 – Brushing and flossing around braces are sometimes challenging but very important.

4 – Call our office if you have any questions.
Gum surgery:
1 – You may experience some pain, swelling and bleeding after the surgery.

2 – Take all the prescribed medications based on given instruction.

3 – Apply an ice bag on your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.

4 – Keep your next appointment on time for removal of sutures and follow up checks.

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

6 – DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your mouth.

7 – There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the tooth may feel loose.

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

9 – Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office anytime. In case of an extreme urgency call 911.