To ensure proper healing and avoid complications, it is important to follow instructions after your oral surgery. You should wait for two hours after surgery before eating to let the anesthesia wear off. Trying to eat immediately after your oral surgery can damage soft tissues.
Your dental surgeon or dental assistant will provide you with complete instructions on how to properly recover from surgery. Here’s a list of aftercare instructions for various dental procedures.
Care After a Crown Procedure
Try to avoid using side of mouthwith the crown
Avoid chewy and sticky Foods like chewing gum, caramel etc. These foods can stick to crownand pull it out
While cleaning your mouth, be careful
You might find your gum tissue sensitive to some kind of food. To get relief, rinse your mouth with warm water and salt
Do not bite your crown for a few hours. Allow it to set so that the cement can harden toit’sfull strength
If you find your crown is loose or sense soreness in your mouth, contact your dentist
Care After an Extraction
Care of mouth after an extraction is extremely important for fast healing and reducing the pain.
Type of food to eat: After the extraction avoid solid food and take only soft food for a few days. Avoid drinking alcohol, hot drinks, drinking from a straw, smoking, or flossing vigorously.
Bleeding and its care:Littlebleeding post extraction isnormal. To control it, you need to bite on a gauzeplaced by your dentist. If you're bleeding excessively, bite on regular tea bag as the tannic acid present intea bagshelp in controlling bleeding. Bite on a gauze or tea bag till the bleeding stops.
Swelling and its care: Wrap ice in a towel and keep it on the cheek near the extraction site. Continue it periodically till swelling reduces.
Rest well: Post extraction, you need to rest well and sleep with your head in an elevated position.
You need to brush your teeth gently and keep the extracted area clean. If you experience extreme bleeding, swelling, fever or pain, you should consult your dentist immediately.
Care After Root Canal Therapy
During root canal therapy, your dentist will remove pulp from the center of the decayed tooth and fill the pulp cavity. Once the anesthesia wears off, you might feel throbbing pain. So, aftercare is important to reduce the pain and heal faster.
Do not eat anything for a few hours post root canal therapy
Medication is very critical, hence take prescribed medicine by your dentist on time
Give filling time to set and become hard, do not touch tooth with filling unnecessarily in the mean time
Brush and floss gently
Do not chew or eat hard
Soreness in the mouth around treated area is expected, but if you are experiencing prolonged pain and soreness beyond a week, kindly call your dentist
Care After Scaling and Root Planing
Experiencing soreness and pain after scaling and root planing is normal. If you take proper medication and care, the time of healing and pain will be reduced to a great extent.
Brush your teeth gently as gum tissues might be tender
Rinse your mouth with saline or antimicrobial for a week
Avoid chewing hard food such as non-vegetarian food or raw fruits and vegetables
For tooth sensitivity, use a desensitizing toothpaste which consists potassium nitrite
Care After Teeth Whitening
Improve your smile and color of your teeth with our teeth whitening services. However, after teeth whitening procedure, care is needed to maintain the shine and whiteness of your teeth. Follow the steps listed below to maintain your sparkling, white and beautiful teeth.
Brush twice a day with toothpaste which has whitening property
Beverages like tea or coffee can stain and turn your teeth yellowish. Use straw while drinking such decolorizing liquid
Floss your mouth after taking your meals and snacks