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Temporary Crowns and Bridges – Post-Treatment Instructions

After your first crown or bridge appointment, refrain from eating for at least 1 hour and until the anesthesia has worn off. Temporary: A temporary crown or bridge will be placed on the prepared teeth while the permanent restoration is being made. The temporary serves very important purposes. It protects the exposed dentin so it […]

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Porcelain Veneers – Patient Instructions

First 72 Hours The resin bonding process takes at least 72 hours to cure in its entirety. During this time, you should avoid any hard foods and maintain a relatively soft diet. Extremes in temperature (either hot or cold) should also be avoided. Alcohol and some medicated mouthwashes have the potential to affect the resin […]

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Fixed Crowns or Bridges – Post Treatment Instructions

You have just had some crowns or fixed bridges cemented onto your teeth. They will replace your missing tooth structure or missing teeth very well and should give you years of service if you will observe the following suggestions: CHEWING: Do not chew hard or sticky foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the […]

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Composite Fillings – Post-Treatment Instructions

Composite fillings set up hard right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of he anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue which can cause serious damage. Sensitivity to hot and cold is common […]

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CEREC Post-Treatment Instructions

Congratulations! You have just received the finest dental restoration advanced technology dentistry has to offer. Your CEREC ceramic restoration has replaced a portion of the tooth that has been damaged over time. With proper care, it should provide years and years of service, as though your tooth were virtually re-enameled. Sensitivity Mild to moderate sensitivity […]

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Vital Pulpotomy Care Instructions

We have just completed a procedure called a “vital pulpotomy”. Simply put, we have removed part of the pulp (nerve) from the inside of the tooth, placed a soothing medication, and covered it with a temporary filling. This is an emergency procedure which is usually successful in reducing or eliminating pain. Although you should feel […]

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Post-Op Instructions – Extractions

The post-operative instructions listed below should be followed accurately in order to speed your recovery. Please avoid rinsing today. Beginning tomorrow rinse with warm salt water (one-half teaspoon salt to one cup water) every two to three hours for several days, then after meals and at bedtime for the next two weeks. You may also […]

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Oral Surgery Postoperative Instructions

What to Expect After Oral Surgery Some teeth are imbedded or positioned in the jaw in such a way that bone surgery is necessary for their removal. This is especially true of impacted wisdom teeth. The removal of such teeth is quite different from the extraction of erupted teeth. The following conditions may occur, all […]

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