• If you’re able to, taking ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours as needed for discomfort is recommended. If you are unable to take ibuprofen, please take 500mg tylenol every 4-6 hours as needed for pain.
• Give 1-2 weeks before getting the more definitive restoration with your dentist, unless appointment is already in place.
• Make sure the tooth is comfortable prior to getting the definitive restoration/crown.
• If we prescribe an antibiotic, please take as directed!
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- It is advisable to apply an ice pack to the operated area the day of surgery. 15 minutes on, and 15 minutes off, for a total of 3 hours. This is to help prevent swelling and bruising.
- Follow a soft diet the day of and the day after operation.
- Do NOT brush the operated area.
- Do NOT lift lip to check sutures. This is to prevent pulling out sutures.
- Drink plenty of liquids
- After 24 hours, use salt water solution. Use 1 teaspoon of salt water per 6oz glass of warm water. Hold the salt water solution in the area for 5 seconds, empty, and continue until all of the solution has been used. Repeat as often as possible until the sutures are removed.
- Elevate the head with at least 2 pillows when lying down.
- There MAY be some swelling. However, you should contact the office as soon as possible if you experience any of the following: Severe Bleeding, Marked Temperature Rise, or Excessive Swelling.
The radiation from our x-rays is nothing to worry about. The amount of radiation you get from our procedures is a fraction of what you would experience from watching television for an hour. In fact one endodontic procedure is the equivalent to watching about 2 minutes of television.
Yes, unless you decide to have oral sedation then you must have a driver.
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Of course, we understand that sometimes it is hard to relax at the dental office. Because of this we have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) available. We also offer an oral sedative for those who need a little help relaxing.
Plan for 2 hours, each tooth is different. If you have time constraints please let me know.