Post-Op Instructions

Post-Op Instructions

After Dental Implants Surgery

Home Instructions After Dental Implant Surgery After dental implant surgery, do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There may be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue that you may notice. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30…

After Impacted Tooth Exposure

Home Instructions After Impacted Tooth Exposure After Impacted tooth exposure, do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone. The packing helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it gets dislodged or falls out, do not get alarmed but please contact our office for instructions. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding that rapidly fills your mouth with blood can frequently be controlled by biting with pressure on…

After Tooth Extractions

Home Instructions After Tooth Extraction  It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean. After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately. Bleeding After tooth…

After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Home Instructions After Wisdom Teeth Extraction The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and complications such as infection and swelling can be minimized if these instructions are followed carefully. Immediately Following Surgery The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place for a half hour. After this time, the gauze pad should be removed and discarded. Vigorous mouth rinsing and/or touching the wound area following surgery should…

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation. You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient…