Toothbrush Confidential

Dental Implant Surgery – Post-Operative Instructions

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. If you have […]

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Caring for Your Dental Implants

A thorough and conscientious program of oral hygiene is the single most effective way to protect the longevity of your dental implants. Regular oral health visits as recommended by your dentists will detect minor problems before they develop into major concerns. Professional dental cleaning and implant maintenance by a hygienist at your recommended intervals is […]

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Scaling and Root Planing: Post-procedure Instructions

The dental prophylaxis just completed has been preventive in nature due to your thorough oral self-care. That means that there was no gum disease evident. The prophylaxis was completed quickly and with the minimum of trauma to your teeth and soft tissues. In this event, you should have insignificant postoperative discomfort in your mouth. Congratulations […]

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Post Surgical Instructions for Connective Tissue Graft

Bleeding A piece of cotton gauze may have been placed to control bleeding. Leave this in place ½ to 1 hr. If bleeding continues from the area where the gauze was removed, replace it with another gauze or moist tea bag. There may be slight bleeding the first few hours. If there is considerable bleeding […]

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Periodontal Surgery – Post-Operative Instructions

The post-operative instructions listed below should be followed accurately in order to speed your recovery. You may continue to brush and floss the untreated teeth as usual. However, do not vigorously rinse or spit within the first 24 hours. Beginning tomorrow rinse with the prescription mouthwash twice daily until the bottle is empty. You may […]

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Patient Instructions After Root Debridement Therapy

Here are some helpful suggestions that will increase your comfort and help you to receive the maximum benefit from today’s periodontal treatment. Tenderness is normal. To reduce tenderness and promote healing, every two to three hours, rinse with warm salt water: ½ teaspoon salt in a 4 ounce glass of water. Avoid brushing or flossing […]

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Sleep Apnea-Snoring Device Information

You have just received your oral sleep apnea/snoring device. Initially, when the appliance is placed in your mouth you will, most likely, find it cumbersome. There will be an increase in salivary flow for the first few weeks of use which will slowly subside. Some patients experience minor gagging or awkwardness swallowing, but these sensations […]

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Silver Amalgam Restorations Care

We have just placed silver amalgam restorations in your teeth. This high quality material should provide you with years of service. However, you should be aware of the following information about your new restorations: CHEWING: They do not have their maximum strength for 24 hours. Chew only soft foods on the new restorations until that time. […]

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Questions About Your Temporary Filling or Crown

A temporary is a filling or crown that is placed until the permanent filling or crown is made and ready to be placed. It is normal for the gum around your tooth to be a little sore when the anesthesia wears off. This will disappear by tomorrow. Do your best to chew on the opposite […]

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