Post Operative Instructions

Post-op instructionsPlease click on a link below to view the post-operative instructions for that procedure.

  • Scaling and Root Planing Post Op

    Scaling and root planing therapy is a procedure that involves removing bacterial plaque and tartar from the root surface below the gumline with instruments and ultrasonics. It may also require removal of diseased tissue within the pocket with a laser. The goal of this treatment is to allow reattachment

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  • Root Canal Post Op

    Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your lips and cheeks. This time interval will also allow the temporary filling to set to a reasonable hardness. We expect your tooth to be sore with chewing and biting pressure so you should avoid

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  • Porcelain Veneers Post Op

    Do not eat for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off. Temporary: Temporaries are acrylic or composite veneers that are placed on the prepared teeth for protection during the time the porcelain veneers are constructed in the lab. A temporary serves several important purposes: it protects

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  • Gum Surgery Post Op

    Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off. Diet Do not eat for about 3 hours following the surgery. Then, a soft or liquid diet, including warm soup or instant breakfast, is advised for the next 2-3 days. Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks, and hard, brittle foods

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  • Extractions Post Op

    Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off. The initial healing period usually takes one to two weeks, and you'll likely experience some swelling for the first forty-eight hours. Avoid chewing for two hours following surgery, or until the numbness has completely

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  • Dentures Post Op

    The following suggestions are presented to assist you in learning to use and properly care for your new dentures. If you have had teeth removed in conjunction with the placement of new dentures, you may also refer to Post Operative Instructions for Extractions. Breaking In Period: Most new dentures

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  • Fillings Post Op

    Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until the anesthesia has worn off. Sensitivity: Sensitivity, especially to cold, is common for a time following treatment. For the first few days avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages. It is normal to have discomfort in the gums around the tooth

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  • Crowns and Bridges Post Op

    Refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and/or until the anesthesia has worn off. Temporary: A temporary is a crown or bridge that is placed on the prepared teeth while the final restoration is being made. The temporary serves a very important purpose. It protects the exposed dentin so it is not

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