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
Implant surgery:
1 – You may experience some discomfort and bleeding the day of the surgery.

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

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.
Denture delivery:
1 – You will experience some discomfort with any new denture for a few days. All new dentures need several adjustments to completely and comfortably fit your mouth.

2 – You should take the dentures out every night and keep them in a clean container containing water or denture cleaning solution. Your gum needs rest and to be without the dentures every day for a period of time.

3 – Clean dentures thoroughly with brush and water before putting them back in your mouth.

4 – It may be difficult to talk normally with the new denture for a few days. A way to practice is to read a book or newspaper out loud for a period of time everyday. Your tongue and muscles will get used to the new denture and you will talk normally very soon

5 – Call our office if you are experiencing pain, discomfort or if you have any questions.
Apico-surgery (Root canal surgery):
1 – Swelling, minor pain and / or skin discoloration may be experienced following the surgical procedure. This will be temporary.

2 – In order to keep the swelling to a minimum, use an ice pack for the first few hours (on for 10 minutes and off for 5 minutes).

3 – The dayafter the surgery use lukewarm water rinses for the treated area following each meal. This should continue for the first 3 days following the surgical procedure.

4 – Eat only soft foods. Avoid hard and chewy foods.

5 – Get plenty of rest and insure normal intake of food, especially liquids such as fruit juices, soup, and milk. Use a vitamin supplement if desired. Try not to sleep on the operated area for 2-3 days.

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

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

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

9 – Take medications according to the instructions.

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