How to Care for My Teeth After a Cosmetic Reconstruction?
- You may be experiencing tooth sensitivity to heat/cold.
- Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater at least 3 times a day.
- Take Tylenol or Ibuprofen every 3 to 4 hours to alleviate pain.
- It’s normal to experience salivation more than usual in the days following your appointment.
- Partake in regular brushing and flossing.
- Stay away from foods that can damage your cosmetic restoration (i.e. candy, sticky foods, peanut brittle, red wine, tea).
How to Care for My Teeth After a Crown and Bridge Procedure?
- Avoid eating/drinking hot and cold foods until anesthesia wears off.
- Immediately after treatment, refrain from eating foods that will take your temporary crown/bridge out of place (i.e. hard and sticky foods).
- You may experience tooth sensitivity in the weeks following final restoration placement.
- Take pain relievers as suggested by your dentist.
How to Care for My Teeth After a Tooth Extraction?
- If you experience blood clotting, this is normal. However, we ask you to place gauze pads on the area for at least 30 to 45 minutes.
- Please avoid sucking on straws, smoking and drinking for up to 72 hours near the surgical site.
- Avoid exercise and other hyperactivity for 24 hours after surgery.
- If you experience swelling, place an ice pack directly onto the area.
- Pain relievers may be taken only after consulting with your doctor.
- After 24 hours, you may begin brushing and flossing as usual.
- Swelling will subside within two days after surgery.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
How to Care for My Teeth After I Receive a Composite Filling?
- Do not eat or drink hot/cold foods until anesthesia has completely worn off.
- If you need pain relief, take pain relievers as they are prescribed by your doctor.
If you experience any unusual swelling or pain that does not subside a few weeks after treatment, please visit us right away.