DENTAL AND FACIAL TRAUMA CENTRE

After Treatment Tips

​Scaling - Cleaning of teeth and gums

  • Infected gum tissues may be sore for several days. Warm salt-water rinses (1 tsp. salt in 1 cup warm water) will relieve discomfort and aide in keeping the area clean.
  • In some cases, pain medication may be necessary.  If the medicine is not working effectively, please call us.
  • Continue your normal routine of brushing and flossing. However, since the treatment site may be very tender, be gentle in that area.
  • You may experience some sensitivity after treatment (deep or infected areas). This should subside gradually. Avoid cold food and drinks if sensitivity to cold is present.
  • After treatment, you may experience some bleeding when brushing or flossing. This is normal and the bleeding should stop on its own. If bleeding continues, please call us at 9953123369.


Filling

  • If anesthetics have been injected, it will take 2 to 4 hours to recover from anesthetics. Until you get recover try avoiding eating and talking as you may hurt your lips and tongue. The gum tissue, along with the site of the injection, may be sore. A warm salt water rinse will relieve discomfort.
  • Do not bite hard or chew on new amalgam restorations the same day they are placed. Composite restorations are already set, and chewing is permissible.
  • Up to 72 hours following a restoration, you may experience sensitivity especially to cold or pressure. This is normal and should subside within two to three weeks. If the sensitivity persists, contact us at 9953123369.
  • Filling may have slight different contour and texture than that of original tooth. It may take time to be adjust with your tongue.
  • You may immediately feel unbalance or a highpoint after tooth is filled. If that persists please call us for an adjustment appointment.

Crown or Bridge – After Preparation

  • After a tooth is prepared for a crown or bridge, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth for the protection. Temporary crown may not match the exact shape and shade of your tooth, as the permanent one. This temporary crown is fitted with temporary cement. When permanent gets ready, we can easily take temporary out and seat permanent.
  • As temporary cements take time to set and become hard, chew on the side of your mouth opposite the restoration until the following day. Avoid eating sticky foods such as chewing gum.
  • Continue your normal routine of brushing and flossing. Do not pull floss up, pull it through.
  • You may experience soreness around the gum line which may be relieved with a warm salt-water rinse. You may also experience sensitivity to cold and/or pressure. This is normal.
  • In rare instances, the temporary crown may come off. If it does, apply petroleum jelly to the inside of the temporary and place it back on the tooth. Contact our clinic.
  • If in case you are having lots of discomfort, you can call us at 9953123369. You can also take painkiller( Paracetamol or Ibuprofen).


Extraction - Removal of tooth

​​After a tooth is extracted, the bone and tissue is wounded and needs time to heal. Some discomfort, bleeding and swelling should be expected in the next 24 hours as your mouth heals. The initial discomfort is gone within one to two weeks. Gum tissue takes about 2-3 weeks to heal and complete healing of the bone will take longer. Occasionally complications, such as infection or a dry socket, can occur. Following these simple instructions will normally be all that is needed.

  • It will take 2 to 4 hours to recover from anesthetics. Until you get recover try avoiding eating and talking as you may hurt your lips and tongue.

  • Bite on the gauze for 15- 30 minutes. The healing process begins immediately after extraction. Normally we put a piece of gauze over the socket after tooth is extracted and ask you to bite on it for 15-30 minutes to control bleeding.

  • Do not take hot foods and drinks for 24 hours. Take soft and cold foods only for 24 hours.A light diet with plenty of fluids is recommended on the first day. Chewing should be done away from the extraction site.

  • Do not split or drink from a straw. This will promote bleeding and may dislodge the blood clot.

  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products for 72 hours after the extraction because smoke will interfere with the healing process, promote bleeding and can cause a very painful situation know as "dry socket". The heat and nicotine from smoking cause inflammation of the soft tissue (gums). This will slow and complicate the healing process.

  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously on the day of the extraction.

  • From tomorrow, rinse your mouth with warm water salt water (1/2 tsp. salt in 1 cup warm water) several times a day, to promote healing. You can do that for about a week.

  • If you have swelling around the extraction site, never apply hot packs. Use an ice pack or a cold towel to the outside of your face in the area of the extraction during the first 6 hours. Apply alternately, 10-20 minutes on then 10-20 minutes off, for 2-6 hours.

  • Do not drink alcohol for 48 hours after extraction.

  • If antibiotics were prescribed, take all until finished. Use pain medication as needed.

  • Continue brushing and flossing your teeth. Be careful near the extraction site while healing is in progress.

  • In case of severe pain, swelling, infection and other unusual complication, you can call directly at (Cont. no.  995312369).

Crown or Bridge – After Cementation

  • After we fixed your final crown (permanent) or bridge, we advise you not to bite from that crown/bridge for few hours. Follow the instructions that we have suggested after we cement the crown.
  • You may feel discomfort for few days. It will take a time to get used to with this new crown/bridge.
  • Slight sensitivity to cold is not uncommon. This will go away in a few days.
  • If you feel that your bite is not balanced on left and right side, call us for the adjustment.
  • To avoid gum irritation, rinse your mouth with warm salt water after your meal.
  • Proper brushing and flossing is advised to retain your final restoration. Even your crowned tooth can decay from the margin of the crown. 
  • Visit us once in 6 months to check the condition of your final restoration.

FOUNDATION DENTAL

​Root Canal Treatment - Removal of infected nerves and filling of root​

  • Root canal treatment is a procedure that we do normally with anesthetics. It will take 2 to 4 hours to recover from anesthetics. Until you get recover try avoiding eating and talking as you may hurt your lips and tongue.
  • This treatment may require multiple visits. The number of visits required depends upon the condition of that particular case and the progress of the treatment. We will tell you the required number of visits once we start the treatment. To have a better result, you should follow the appointment schedule as given.
  • You may experience sensitivity to pressure, sensitivity to hot/cold, soreness around the gum, mild discomfort or pain.
  • If you experience severe pain or swelling, please call at 9953123369. We may need to see you.
  • We may have used a temporary filling to seal the tooth. Until the final restoration is placed, be gentle with the tooth. Do not chew or bite from the treated tooth side. If we are doing treatment on both sides of your mouth eat only soft food. If temporary filling comes out, please call immediately for an appointment.
  • In some cases, pain medication may be necessary. If the medicine is not working effectively, please call us.
  • Continue your normal routine of brushing and flossing.
  • The treatment you have received has removed blood vessels from your tooth. The blood vessels were a source of moisture. Without moisture, your tooth becomes brittle and may fracture. So do not chew hard food from the Root Canal  treated tooth. A crown is necessary to prevent future loss due to possible fracture of the tooth. 
  • Re-treatment may occasionally be necessary. Even though the pulp of the tooth was removed, the tooth is still nourished from surrounding tissues. As with any living tissue, treatment is occasionally unsuccessful and a re-treatment, or removal of the tooth, may be necessary.