Instructions After Fillings

  • You will remain numb for approximately 2-4 hours. 
  • The tooth/teeth may remain sensitive to hot, cold, and biting pressure for 8 weeks.
  • After 48 hours, if your bite feels high, please call our office at 803.548.4353 for a short appointment to have your bite adjusted.
  • You may take Ibuprofen products for pain: 400-600 mg every 4 hours, not to exceed 2400 mg in 24 hours, if your medical doctor permits you to take these medications.  **Taking Tylenol or aspirin products will not be effective!

 
Instructions After Crown/Bridge Temporary

  • Do not eat sticky foods or anything hard that could pull off or fracture the temporary.
  • Only floss your temporary crown or bridge as you were shown at your appointment.
  • Do not eat or drink for 1 1/2 hours after the appointment today.
  • Some soreness of the gums and tooth is normal 1-3 days.  Take Ibuprofen product as needed (400 mg every 4 hours not to exceed 2400 mg per day) if your medical doctor permits you to take these medications.
  • If your temporary crown comes off, call our office.  You may clean the crown & put it on with Poligrip/Fixodent denture adhesive or Vaseline until you can be seen.
  • Hot, cold and biting pressure sensitivity is normal while wearing a temporary bridge or crown.
  • In the event your crown should come off, follow this link for a short video for what to do.

 
 

Instructions After Cementing Crown/Bridge

  • Do not eat or drink for at least 1 1/2 hrs.
  • Do not floss crown or bridge for 24 hours.
  • Do not eat anything sticky or chewy stuff for 24 hours.



Instructions For Partial Denture or Full Denture

  • After each meal remove Denture, rinse and brush denture with denture cream toothpaste and small toothbrush or denture brush.  Also brush tongue with wet toothbrush.
  • Once per week, soak denture in Polident or Efferdent denture cleaner.
  • DO NOT soak your denture in mouthwash, peroxide or bleach - this will discolor it!
  • When not wearing your denture, place it in a container with a few drops of water to keep it moist.  DO NOT allow your denture to completely dry out.
  • Remove denture every night to allow your tissue to rest.  YOU MUST LEAVE DENTURE OUT FOR AT LEAST 8 HOURS EACH DAY OR NIGHT.
  • Call our office with any questions or sore spots.



Instructions For Flexible Partials

  • Place partial in a cup of hot, steaming water for 2 minutes each time prior to putting it in your mouth.
  • See instructions above for general care of the partial.
  • Please remember that, although your flexible is unbreakable, the teeth are not!
  • Please handle you partial with care.



Instructions for Whitening/Bleaching

  • Vital bleaching offers a safe, effective means of bleaching mildly discolored teeth.  Your teeth are likely to lighten 2-3 shades.  Porcelain crowns, bridges, or veneers will remain unchanged.  Additionally, some anterior composite fillings may need to be replaced after bleaching to achieve a shade match.
  • A dental cleaning prior to the start of the bleaching process will help in achieving optimum results by reducing external stain and providing optimum contact between the whitening/bleaching gel and the tooth.
  • Please follow the written instructions given to you when you received your bleaching kit.  Do not eat/drink ANYTHING THAT COULD STAIN A WHITE SHIRT FOR 3 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT.
  • After each dental cleaning, all of the external stains have been polished off. This is a great time to touch-up bleach for 30 minutes.  You can do this for 1-3 days.



Instructions After Scaling and Planing 

  • Following scaling and root planing, you can expect to notice less redness, less bleeding, and less swelling of your gum tissue.  Your mouth will taste better and feel better.  Your gum health can then be maintained with proper home-care and regular professional care.
  •  Discomfort or pain should not be acute and should subside in a few hours, definitely within a few days.  Discomfort immediately after treatment is expected to be slight throbbing or aching and occasionally may be uncomfortable.  Ibuprofen may be taken, if necessary, as directed, to manage pain.  If local anesthetic was used, avoid eating until feeling returns to avoid injury to the tongue or cheeks.
  • Teeth may be sensitive to temperature changes and/or sweets.  The sensitivity to temperature may be noticeable the first several days and usually diminishes quickly.  
  • Some slight bleeding may occur during the next several brushings but the bleeding should steadily decrease.
  • As the gums heal they may change their shape around the teeth.  This is normal as they may tighten.
  • If extensive root planning was performed, chewing hard or crunchy foods may be uncomfortable; this should last no longer than a few days.  A diet of a softer consistency would be advised until chewing becomes more comfortable.​
  • If symptoms are severe or persistent, please call our office immediately at 803.548.4353. 



Acidic Foods/Drinks to Avoid if Mouth Ulcers are Present

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Citrus Fruits and Juices
  • Sodas
  • Gatorade
  • Wine
  • Ketchup
  • Spaghetti sauce and all tomato based foods

Home Care Instructions

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Suite 106

Fort Mill, SC 29708

 

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