As you step out of our practice post a dental procedure, it is vital to adhere to proper home care instructions to ensure that your dental work does its best. The treatment or process that we provide should take its effect as and if the patient continues to come for routine follow-ups and carry out proper home care instructions as advised.
Oral hygiene is first and foremost an essential home care instruction we advise all our patients every time before they leave us after a dental procedure. It is critical to the long-term benefits of your dental procedure. Brushing and flossing twice a day, and using only ADA approved products are vital in ensuring good oral hygiene. Patients who are active participants in sports and outdoor games must be cautious to wear a mouth guard as it can protect your teeth from harm and external injury.
After Crown and Bridge appointments
For the first few days from getting your dental crown or bridge, patients may experience slight amounts of numbness. We advise that patients must keep away from drinking hot beverages until the anesthesia entirely wears off. Patients may also refrain from consuming sticky or hard food and be welcome to eating soft and easy-to-chew food. This will benefit patients as it will be easier to keep your dental appliances clean.
After Tooth Extraction
After tooth extraction, it is essential to allow it to clot as this is important to initiate the healing process. Patients are advised not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it will prolong the healing period. After your teeth extraction, be careful not to suck through straws, use tobacco, or even brush near the point of the extraction for the next 72 hours.
After Dental Fillings
After your dental filling procedure, it is normal to experience a bit of numbness and gum tenderness. This will immediately wear off as soon as the anesthetics subside. Patients can resume normal activities later.
Be sure to follow strict home care instructions after a dental procedure to experience the best of dental care.