Post-Op Instructions

Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal) – Post-Operative Instructions

Root canal treatment can take 1,2, or more appointments, depending on the conditions present in each case. During that time any of the following symptoms may be present: sensitivity to hot or cold, sensitivity to pressure, or swelling. Some tenderness can be expected after each appointment. It is best to start taking either an over-the-counter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]