Post procedure instructions and what to expect
Following the removal of a tooth, some bleeding will be expected.
You will be numbed for the dental extraction procedure. As the anesthetic wears off after 2-3 hours, you may begin to feel some soreness or pain from the area we worked on.
Generally, avoid contaminating the site as much as reasonably possible.
While most extractions do not result in any swelling, it can happen with more difficult extractions.
Following an extraction, a blood clot will form in the tooth socket which is important for healing. If the blood clot is lost prematurely, this can lead to a condition known as dry socket.
In most instances, you will be receiving freezing (local anesthetic or novocaine) during the procedure. You will remain numb for an average of 2-3 hours after administration. It is important that you do not chew anything until sensation returns to normal because you could bite yourself without feeling it. After the freezing wears off, you can use the area like normal.
It is normal to feel some soreness and sensitivity in the area for the first 2 weeks. This is because some of the equipment and materials can temporarily cause irritation to the gums and teeth. A saltwater rinse of 1 tsp of salt in 1 cup of warm water can be used to relieve the gums.
For the first 3 days following a root canal, do expect some soreness of the area. Over-the-counter analgesics is typically sufficient to provide relief. Occasionally, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics, please take them as instructed.
New dentures are like getting new shoes, it will take some time to get used to them. It is not uncommon that adjustments need to be made after you receive them. The dentures may rub on the gums and cause sores. These sites can be adjusted on the denture easily. If you require adjustments, please wear your dentures for at least 24 hours before your appointment. This will allow us to see where the sore spots are, so we can adjust accordingly.
After your first crown appointment, you will be receiving a temporary crown. The temporary crown is made of a softer material and cemented with a weaker temporary cement so it can be removed easily at your next appointment. Temporary crowns are worn until the lab finishes making your permanent crown, this typically takes 1-2 weeks. During this period, you must be careful with the temporary crown to avoid breaking it, or pulling it off:
If the temporary crown breaks or comes off, please call our office as soon as possible. Temporary crowns are important to maintain the spaces for the permanent crown. Without it, the teeth can shift and the permanent crown may not fit.
At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown will be cemented with a strong cement. This cement takes 24 hours to fully set, so please care for it as you would your temporary crown for this duration. Just like a filling, there may be sensitivity from the area for up to 2 weeks.
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