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70 W. 36th. St. Suite 10A

New York, NY 10018

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Post-Operative Instructions

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

Scaling and Root Planing therapy involves removing bacterial plaque and tartar from the root surface below the gum line. This reduces inflammation/infection and allows re-attachment of the gums to the root surface. The depth of the periodontal pockets is reduced thus allowing more efficient flossing and brushing.

 

FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS:

 Do not eat or drink hot foods until the effect of anesthetic wears off.

No vigorous physical exercise.

Do not use a straw or sucking motions.

Do not smoke or consume alcoholic beverages for at least 48 hours.

Do not eat food that are extreme in temperature or spicy.

THINGS TO DO: 

For any discomfort you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Consume a soft diet for a day or two and chew on of opposite side of the treated area.

Rinse with a warm salt water rinse, one teaspoon in an 8 oz. glass of water, three times a day.

Gently brush and floss the treated area for a few days. Resume normal brushing in a week or until the soreness is gone.

Rinse with chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex) if prescribed, for at least 30 seconds twice daily.

As the gums heal they will appear to be pink, less swollen, and will bleed less when you floss.

 
 
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING FILLINGS

For an hour following your visit, do not chew. Wait until numbness subsides before eating.

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.

WHILE WEARING A TEMPORARY CROWN OR BRIDGE:

You will wear temporary restorations until your permanent restoration is made.

It is normal for the gum around the tooth to be tender for a day or two. If the tenderness persists any longer than two days, please call the office immediately so we can check the temporary restoration and make adjustments.

If the temporary restoration becomes loose or breaks, please call us. If the temporary restoration is off for even a short time, the tooth can shift position and prevent the final restoration from seating ideally.

Please avoid eating with the temporary restoration as much as possible.

Carefully clean around the restoration with a toothbrush and floss every day. When you do floss, pull the floss carefully out the side to avoid pulling the restoration off. In certain cases, we may advise you not to floss the area until your final restoration is delivered.

Avoid sticky foods and chewing gum on the temporary restoration to avoid pulling it off.

Slight discomfort, sensitivity and tenderness are possible after a tooth has had dental treatment, but if any of these persist for more than a day or two, please call the office.

AFTER THE PERMANENT RESTORATION HAS BEEN DELIVERED:

Chewing: Do not chew hard foods on the restorations for 24 hour from the time they were cemented. The cement must mature for about 24 hours to have optimum strength.

Sensitivity: Mild sensitivity to hot or cold foods is common. It should disappear gradually over a few weeks. Infrequently, sensitivity lasts longer than six weeks. Please tell us if this occurs.

Aggressive chewing: Do not chew ice or other hard objects. Avoid chewing very sticky foods such as “hard tack” candies because they can damage or loosen the restoration.

 
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING EXTRACTIONS

For an hour after surgery, you should place pressure on the gauze pad covering the extraction site. If bleeding continues, apply new gauze and pressure for and additional 45 minutes.

After surgery, place a cold compress on your face near the extraction site for 20 minutes. Remove for 10 minutes. Repeat.

Do not eat or drink hot foods and beverages after surgery.

Do not rinse your mouth.

Do not use a straw.

Do not spit.

Do not drink carbonated beverages.

Do not brush your teeth on the day of the surgery.  After 24 hrs, resume normal home care, gently brushing and flossing.

Bruising, swelling, and pain are normal – particularly if you have had a wisdom tooth extraction. Take your prescribed medication and use a cold compress on your face.

Plan to eat soft foods, such as soups, milk shakes, fruit juice, and yogurt, for 2-3 days.

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.

THINGS TO AVOID FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS:

Vigorous physical exercise, but you may return to work.

Drinking through a straw or sucking motions.

Smoking  (It's better to refrain for 48 hours)

Drinking alcoholic beverages will retard the healing process.

Food that are extreme in temperature or spicy.

Strong mouthwash that contain alcohol.

THINGS TO DO:

You may take a non-aspirin analgesic to relieve any tenderness or discomfort, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Eat a well balanced soft diet for today.

You may chew on the opposite side of the treated area until it is comfortable to chew normally.

Rinse with a warm salt water rinse, a 1 teaspoon in an 8 oz. glass of water, 3 times a day.

 
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Sensitivity should subside after a few days.

Take your prescribed medication as directed.

Because a temporary filling is on the tooth, do not bite hard for one hour after your appointment. Once the permanent filling is in place, chew carefully on the opposite side of your mouth.

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 and floss gently.

 
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING IMPLANT TREATMENT (BONE GRAFTING)

You have finished a very important phase of your implant treatment, and now it is time to begin the healing process. It is important to understand that some discomfort, swelling, and bruising is normal. Every patient is different and there is no way of predicting if you will experience any of these symptoms. The medications that have been prescribed to you will help keep you comfortable for the next few days. Refrain from eating for at least two hours and until the anesthesia has worn off.

 

THINGS TO AVOID FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS:

Vigorous physical exercise, but you may return to work.

Drinking through a straw or sucking motions.

Smoking (It's better to refrain for 48 hours)

Drinking alcoholic beverages will retard the healing process.

Food that are extreme in temperature or spicy.

Strong mouthwash that contain alcohol.

 

THINGS TO DO: 

You may take a non-aspirin analgesic to relieve any tenderness or discomfort, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Eat a well balanced soft diet for today.

You may chew on the opposite side of the treated area until it is comfortable to chew normally.

Rinse with a warm salt water rinse, a 1 teaspoon in an 8 oz. glass of water, 3 times a day.

Brush your teeth very lightly in the treated area the first night. Then begin flossing lightly as well the next day, gradually increasing to normal force by the week's end.

After flossing and brushing, rinse with chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex), if it was prescribed, for at least 60 seconds. Do this at least twice daily.

Several days after treatment your gums should begin to appear pinker, less swollen, and will bleed less when you floss. These are signs of healing and improving periodontal health. If you have any questions or problems, please call our office

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING 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.