Post-Op Instructions after Periodontal Surgery

Post-Op Instructions for Periodontal Surgery

Immediately following surgery:

Bite firmly on the gauze pads covering the operated 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 guaze 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.

Apply ice packs on your face – 20-30 minutes at a time, near to the extraction site with gentle pressure to reduce swelling for the first 12 hours after surgery. Ice should not be used after the first 24 hours.

Take pain medications as prescribed as soon as possible.

Do not rinse or spit the day of the surgery, as this may prolong the bleeding. Avoid touching or disturbing the wound area on the day of surgery for doing so may initiate bleeding which will prolong the necessary use of the gauze pads.

Do not take hot food or hot beverages for 24 hours only.

Do not give any kind of hot pack to the operated site externally or internally.

Do not move your jaw excessively for 24 hours. Minimal mouth opening
important is advised.

Rest is the order of the day.

Kindly start rinsing with salt in lukewarm water regularly 24 hours AFTER the procedure.

Emergencies:

If any unusual symptoms should occur, you may reach one of our doctors 24/7.

Contact: 8050808811

Post-Op Instructions after ORIF

Post-Op Instructions after ORIF

Do not give any kind of hot pack to the operated site externally or internally.

Do not move your jaw excessively for 24 hours. Minimal mouth opening
important.

To be on soft diet for 7days.

Brush normally; use oral mouthwash 3times a day after meals.

To review for check up after 7 days.

Rest is the order of the day.

Kindly start rinsing with salt in luke warm water regularly 24 hours AFTER the procedure.


Emergencies:

If any unusual symptoms should occur, you may reach one of our doctors 24/7


                          Contact: Toll free no. 1800-8333-123

Post-Op Instructions after ORIF

Post-Op Instructions after ORIF

Do not give any kind of hot pack to the operated site externally or internally.

Do not move your jaw excessively for 24 hours. Minimal mouth opening
important.

To be on soft diet for 7days.

Brush normally; use oral mouthwash 3times a day after meals.

To review for check up after 7 days.

Rest is the order of the day.

Kindly start rinsing with salt in luke warm water regularly 24 hours AFTER the procedure.


Emergencies:

If any unusual symptoms should occur, you may reach one of our doctors 24/7


                          Contact: Toll free no. 1800-8333-123

Post-Op Instructions for New Partial or Complete Dentures

Post-Op Instructions for New Partial or Complete Dentures

New dentures always require a period of adjustment. First-time denture patients may require several weeks to get used to their new appliance. Speech may be altered, and may require adaptation of the tongue and lips.

For the first few days, you should wear your dentures for as long as possible, and chew soft food in small bites. Remember, dentures do not have the same chewing efficiency as natural teeth and may affect your taste of food.

If your bite feels uneven after several days, we can adjust the way your teeth contact at follow-up visits.

It is not unusual for sore spots to develop in isolated areas of the mouth. These areas can be relieved easily at follow-up appointments. If a severe sore spot develops which prevents wearing the denture and an appointment is made for adjustment, please wear the denture for 24 hours prior to the appointment. This will greatly aid in locating the exact location of the area, and make adjustments significantly easier and more predictable.

Proper cleaning of your denture is important to prevent stains and bacteria from accumulating on your appliance. Since cleaning procedures differ for various types of appliances, please follow the directions given to you at your insertion appointment.

Do not wear your complete or partial dentures to bed. It is important to allow your gum tissues and jaw bones to rest in order to prevent further tissue irritation, infection, and future bone shrinkage.

Over time, or with weight loss or gain, the supporting gum tissues and bone may change shape and size. Periodic relines of your dentures may be necessary to ensure a retentive fit. Denture teeth may wear or chip over time. For this reason, an annual check of your tissues and dentures is recommended.


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Post-Op Instructions after Surgical Removal of Teeth

Post-Op Instructions for Surgical Removal of Teeth

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 guaze 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.

• Apply ice packs on your face – 20-30 minutes at a time, near to the extraction site with gentle pressure to reduce swelling for the first 1 - 2 hours after surgery. Ice should not be used after the first 24 hours.

• Take pain medications as prescribed as soon as possible.

• Do not rinse or spit the day of the surgery, as this may prolong the bleeding. Avoid touching or disturbing the wound area on the day of surgery for doing so may initiate bleeding which will prolong the necessary use of the gauze pads.

• Do not take hot food or hot beverages for 24 hours only.

• Do not give any kind of hot pack to the extraction site externally or internally.

• Do not move your jaw excessively for 24 hours. Minimal mouth opening important is advised.

• Rest is the order of the day.

• Kindly start rinsing with salt in lukewarm water regularly 24 hours AFTER the procedure.

If you have any queries: Contact: Toll free no. 1800-8333-123

Instructions for Ortho Care

Instructions for Ortho Care

Kindly use only the special toothbrush to cleanbetween, under and around the wires, the brackets and your gums to loosen any food particles. You should floss daily. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after you brush, and also rinse your toothbrush. Always use the proper techniques that we have shown you for brushing and flossing.

The brackets and wires on your teeth make it harder for you to clean them. Trapped food particles and plaque are a breeding ground for cavity causing bacteria. If gum disease develops, it causes swelling of the gums, which makes proper cleaning even more difficult. It is very important to get the food particles out of your mouth, after each meal, because they can stain tooth enamel. While wearing your braces, be sure to schedule regular cleanings every 6 months to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Foods to avoid while Wearing Your Braces. Becoming familiar with your braces usually means making a few adjustments in your eating habits. Some foods damage your braces or cause problems for your teeth. The following list of foods should either be avoided OR you must prepare these foods differently than you have in the past and use caution while eating them.

Apples — don’t bite into a whole apple, cut the apple into small pieces Bubble Gum — check with Dentist, as you may be able to chew sugarless gum only. Candy — no caramel, toffees, chocolates etc. Carrots — thinly slice carrots. Corn on the Cob — remove kernels from the cob. Sticky Foods — can bend wires or pull brackets off. Sugary Foods — if you must indulge brush your teeth ASAP or rinse your mouth with water.
NO Bones or hard meat, Ice, Nuts, Popcorn, Pizzas and burgers during treatment, if a bracket or wire becomes loose, please call the office as soon as possible so it can be cemented or replaced. If you have any questions:

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Post-Op Instructions after RCT

Post-Op Instructions after Root Canal Treatment

First of all, congratulations, you made it through the root canal! Hopefully you had a pleasant experience, considering the circumstances. That truly is our goal. This sheet will go over some information about what to expect for the next few weeks now that the root canal is completed. Please follow the instructions outlined below,and contact us should any questions or problems arise.

DO NOT eat or drink anything for the next half hour. DO NOT try to feel around your tooth with your tongue. You have a temporary filling in the tooth and it takes about half an hour to harden.

You need to have a permanent filling and a crown placed on your tooth after the root canal being completed. Post root canal treatment a permanent filling is given, if this is not done, the tooth is very likely to fracture or to develop new decay underneath the temporary filling which may cause your root canal to fail. You will be responsible for all costs incurred if you fail to follow this instruction.

DO NOT use the tooth to bite down on anything hard (Peanuts, bones, ice etc) until the permanent filling/crown has been placed on the tooth. Again, the tooth is prone to fracture and if you bite down on anything too hard or crunchy you may crack the tooth.

It is normal for the temporary filling to “divot” in with use. It is very rare for it to fall out entirely. If the temporary falls out, you should contact us, as soon as possible. If it happens when our office is closed, place a cotton dab in the tooth until you have an opportunity to see us at our office.

Some minor discomfort in the area is normal following the root canal. It is normal for the tooth to be uncomfortable for 2-3 days after today’s treatment. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, the tooth and surrounding tissues may remain sore for a few weeks post treatment. The three most common reasons for pain are:

Sore jaw joint from having your mouth open for a prolonged time.

Sore muscle from the injection site.

Sore gum from the rubber dam placement.

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THE PAIN??? All of the above scenarios should be handled with over the counter medication as prescribed by us. 90% of the time this is enough to handle the discomfort. If it is not, please contact our office and we will ensure you are comfortable.

1. If you are given any prescription medications related to this treatment please take them as instructed by us.
2. You may floss and brush your tooth as normal, unless told otherwise by us.

PLEASE READ THIS LAST SECTION, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!

FLARE-UPS
Although about 95% of root canals cause very little to no discomfort after the treatment is completed, there are about 5% of cases which can cause significant pain. These are commonly referred to as “flare-ups”. They mostly occur on badly
infected teeth, teeth that are extremely irritated, or teeth that have a history of prior treatment. Sometimes, however, they occur randomly, even on patients that have had several root canals done previously without any problems .

If you have a flare-up you may experience moderate to severe pain, swelling (can get as large as a golf ball), bruising, throbbing, and general discomfort, which usually begins a few hours after treatment and may last 2 to 3 days.

Please contact our office if you experience any of these symptoms and we will do everything we possibly can to get you some relief. You may be prescribed antibiotics, stronger pain medication, a steroid, and/or you may be asked to come to the office to receive further therapy.

           Contact us: Toll free no. 1800-8333-123

Post-Op Instructions after Implant Procedure

Post-Op Instructions after Implant Procedure

Immediately following surgery:

• Bite firmly on the gauze pads covering each implant 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.

• Apply ice packs on your face – 20-30 minutes at a time, near to the
extraction site with gentle pressure to reduce swelling for the first 1-2 hours
after surgery. Ice should not be used after the first 24 hours.

• Take pain medications as prescribed as soon as possible.

• Do not rinse or spit the day of the surgery, as this may prolong the
bleeding. Avoid touching or disturbing the wound area on the day of surgery
for doing so may initiate bleeding which will prolong the necessary use of
the gauze pads.

• Do not take hot food or hot beverages for 24 hours only.

• Do not give any kind of hot pack to the extraction site externally or
internally.

• Do not move your jaw excessively for 24 hours. Minimal mouth opening is important.

• Rest is the order of the day.

• Kindly start rinsing with salt in lukewarm water regularly 24 hours AFTER the procedure.

If you have any queries: Contact: Toll free no. 1800-8333-123