Please select the procedure you received to see a summary of post-op
instructions. Call us if you have any questions:
1- You may experience moderate pain and sensitivity to pressure on your
tooth. Also, you may feel gum soreness for few days after your treatment. The
healing process may take several days but the pain and discomfort should subside
2- Take any medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.
3- Usually a temporary filling has been placed on your tooth; do not bite on
the tooth for one hour and while you are numb. Also, until the permanent
restoration is placed, be very gentle with the tooth. Try to chew with the
4- Continue your brushing and flossing.
5- Follow up with the placement of your permanent restoration as you have
been advised. Any unnecessary delay in placement of final restoration may damage
the tooth permanently.
6- Call our office if you are in severe pain or experience swelling, or if
you have any questions.
1- Swelling, minor pain and/or skin discoloration may be experienced
following the surgical procedure. This will be temporary.
2- In order to keep the swelling to a minimum, use an ice pack for the first
few hours after surgery (on for 10 minutes and off for 5 minutes).
3- The day after the surgery, use lukewarm water rinses for the treated area
following each meal. This should continue for the first 3 days following the
4- Eat only soft foods. Avoid hard and chewy foods.
5- Get plenty of rest and insure normal intake of food, especially liquids
such as fruit juices, soup, and milk. Use a vitamin supplement if desired. Try
not to sleep on the operated area for 2-3 days.
6- DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.
7- DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your
8- There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the
tooth may feel loose.
9- Take all medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.
10- Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office
anytime. In case of serious emergencies call 911.