Post-Op Instructions

Post-Op Instructions

After getting surgery, you should follow these guidelines to ensure an effective healing process. We recommend waiting two hours after surgery before eating due to soft tissue injury. At your appointment your dental specialist will provide you with directions for home-care.  

Root Canals

In order to avoid a sore mouth, do not chew on the side of your mouth where treatment took place. You may be prescribed antibiotic medication to eliminate bacteria after the procedure. Contact us directly if you have a negative effect from the medication, amplified pain, or incur issues with your filling.

Bridges and Crowns

You will be provided with a temporary bridge or crown before the actual procedure begins. Brush your teeth with soft bristles in gentle motions and avoid jerking your floss to keep the restoration in place. We recommend maintain a soft food diet to prevent crown or bridge placement.

After the permanent crown or bridge is placed, you may feel slight irritation. Rinse your mouth with saltwater or over-the-counter pain relievers. Your mouth will feel different after the restoration is placed, but you should still care for it the same as your natural teeth. Contact us if there are nay irregularities interrupting the healing period.

White Fillings (Bonding)

We recommend not consuming hot or cold foods after the procedure. This is because your teeth will be sensitive. After the healing period, you will feel your teeth is strong and returned to normal.

Scaling and Root Planing

Please rinse your mouth with saltwater after the procedure has ended. Take approximately 1 teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of water for at least twice a day. You should brush and floss with gentle care right after your procedure. Take advantage of a cold compress if you experience cheek pain or soreness along with over-the-counter pain relievers. Only chew soft foods for about two days after your procedure. Contact us directly if you are experiencing any severe pain.

Veneers

Before your actual veneer procedure, you will be provided with temporary veneers. Pease brush and floss your teeth in gentle movements to avoid moving the veneers.  If you are experiencing irritation, do a saltwater rinse and take over-the-counter pain relievers.

Allow time for your mouth to properly adapt to your permanent veneers. It will feel unusual at first, but it will as if it is your natural tooth. Contact us immediately if pain ensues.

Extractions

Afterward, sutures will be provided on the treated area to prevent bleeding. We recommend having someone take you to and from our office. While you sleep, you should lie down with the support of a pillow for your head. Take any medication and antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. Call us immediately if bleeding occurs for more than 24 hours.

We recommend eating soft foods such as yogurt, gelatin, pudding, mashed potatoes, ice cream, and more. Please, do not suck from a straw as it will affect the healing process of the treated area. Always make follow-up appointments so we can check on your progress!

PINES DENTAL ASSOCIATES

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1541 North Palm Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

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Our General Schedule

Monday:

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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