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DENTAL AFTERCARE

At ADDC we believe that good Dental After is still part of the treatment. It is as important as preparing for the treatment. Observing the post-operative instructions after each treatment can have a big impact of how well the recovery will be. We would love our patients to pay attention to the written instructions handed to them after treatment or to ask their dentist any questions that may arise before or after the treatment to reduce the risk of complications after treatment and support the recovery process. Our dentist would love to clarify any uncertainty and to explain all risks and advantages associated with the treatment.

Dental Aftercare

Scaling and Root Cleaning Aftercare

Do NOT eat anything until the anesthesia wears off, as you might bite your lips, cheek, or tongue and cause damage.  You will probably have some discomfort when the anesthesia wears off; take your non-aspirin pain medication(s) as directed, whether it is prescribed or over-the-counter.

Dental Aftercare

Tooth Filling Aftercare

Do not eat on your new filling for one hour and until your numbness is gone.

If you are supervising children who had fillings done, make sure they don’t bite on their numb lips or tongue (it can cause serious injury to their soft tissue).

Do not bite hard or chew on silver amalgam fillings for 24 hours.

Dental Aftercare

Crown and Bridges Aftercare Instructions

  • After your initial appointment you will have a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth.
  • Numbness from anesthetic will last approximately two hours.
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Root Canal Treatment Aftercare

  • An antibiotic and some pain medication may be prescribed. If antibiotics are prescribed it is important that you take the prescription, as prescribed until it is done. Use pain medication as needed.
  • It is normal for the tooth will be sore to bite on for one to two weeks.
Dental Aftercare

Denture Care

Post-Operative Instructions After Placement of an Immediate Denture

  1. For the first 24 hours your immediate denture is not to be removed from your mouth. If the denture is removed, swelling may occur that will make it difficult or impossible to replace the denture. Oozing of blood around the denture is normal and is not cause for concern. Your immediate denture not only replaces your missing teeth, but it is acting to protect the surgical site, control swelling, and control bleeding. The denture needs to be in place to be effective.
Dental Aftercare

Periodontal Surgery Aftercare

What to expect following surgery:

  • Bleeding:  Small amounts of blood in the saliva can make your saliva appear quite red. This is normal and may be noticed the rest of the day after the procedure.
  • Pain:  Moderate discomfort may be noticed when the anesthetic first wears off, and may continue for several days.
  • Swelling:  Some swelling and discoloration of the lip and/or cheek may occur and may last for a few days.
  • Sensation:  There may be a temporary loss of feeling in the gums in the operated area. The teeth may also feel loose for a time. The teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
Dental Aftercare

Dental Extraction Aftercare

Immediately following surgery

  • Bite firmly on the gauze pads covering each extraction site to help stop the bleeding. We will change the gauze pads before you leave the office. You may change the gauze pads once more at home, leaving gauze in 30 additional minutes. Remember to remove gauze before eating or drinking.
  • You may have difficulty feeling your lips, cheeks or tongue due to numbness. This is a temporary feeling and will wear off within 2 to 6 hours. Please take care not to bite your lips, cheeks or tongue.
Dental Aftercare

Dental Implant Aftercare

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well.

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Bone Graft Aftercare

Do NOT eat anything until the anesthesia wears off, as you might bite your lips, cheek, or tongue and cause damage.  You will probably have some discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. Take your non-aspirin pain medication(s) as directed, whether prescribed or over-the-counter.

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Sinus Lift Surgery Aftercare

Do NOT eat anything until the anesthesia wears off, as you might bite your lips, cheek, or tongue and cause damage.  You will probably have some discomfort when the anesthesia wears off; take your non-aspirin pain medication(s) as directed, whether it is prescribed or over-the-counter.

Dental Aftercare

Facial Fillers Aftercare

A few simple guidelines before your treatment can make a difference between a good result and a fantastic one!

·         Patient should be in good overall health.  A full medical and dental history must be performed on all patients for optimal results.

·         If you develop a cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. prior to your appointment you must reschedule.

·         If you have a special event or vacation coming up, schedule your treatment at least two (2 ) weeks in advance.

·         Let us know if you are prone to cold sores – a pre-operative medication may help prevent cold sores after treatment.

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