Post Op Instructions

After a deep cleaning (scaling/root planning) you may experience some cold/heat sensitivity and your gums may be tender. This typically will resolve in several days.


It is imperative that you continue with your home care.
If discomfort persists for more than a few days or if you have any questions, please contact our office.

Do not chew on the treated side until all effects of the anesthesia have resolved.
Occasionally you may experience cold/heat sensitivity – typically will diminish in a few days.


If discomfort persists for more than a few days or if you have any questions, please contact our office.

We can provide you with a complete crown or onlay in as little as 90 minutes utilizing 3D Cad-Cam Technology (Cerec).

Bridges typically will be done in 2 visits. At the initial appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken and a temporary bridge fabricated. The subsequent appointment will be scheduled to place the final restoration. In the interim, temporaries are fabricated with an acrylic-like material, which is designed to protect and stabilize the prepared teeth. Please be cautious with chewing hard substances during this temporization period. If the temporary does become loosened, contact our office immediately.

Do not chew on the treated side until all effects of the anesthesia have resolved

Occasionally you may experience cold/heat sensitivity – typically will diminish in a few days

If discomfort persists for more than a few days or if you have any questions, please call our office

Dramatic resolution of moderate/severe pain typically occurs with the first visit. In some situations there may be a lingering discomfort during the healing process, but will resolve in a few days. If a prescription was given, take prescribed medication per the regimen indicated. A temporary restoration has been placed to seal the treatment area. Please be cautious with chewing hard substances during this temporization period. Provide home care for this area as directed.

Insure that your follow-up visit for a permanent restoration has been scheduled. Any delay in a final restoration places this tooth at risk.

If discomfort or swelling persists for more than a few days, or if you have any questions, contact our office.

New prosthesis require a period of acclimation and typically will require several adjustments to feel fully comfortable. It may take a few days for your speech to be without effort. This is part of the acclimation process. We recommend practicing speaking, eg. reading a book, to help your tongue and oral muscles to become acclimated to the new prosthesis. Clean your prosthesis with a brush as directed.

Remove the prosthesis every night, perform home care as directed and place in a clean container with water (denture cleanser optional).

Contact our office if there is continuous discomfort or if you have any questions.

Pressure should be applied to the gauze pad placed over the extraction site for one hour. If necessary, replace the original gauze pad with the ones supplied. If bleeding continues after an hour, place a new pad over the site and apply pressure for an additional 45 minutes. Take prescribed medication per the regimen indicated. Avoid eating on the treated side the first 48 hours, especially any hot liquid/foods. Do not rinse your mouth or use a straw for the first 24 hours. Begin gentle rinsing after 24 hours. Do not brush this area for 48 hours. The first 2-3 days post surgery, your diet should consist of soft food and liquids. No smoking the first 72 hours.


Contact our office if there is bleeding, severe pain, swelling or if you have any questions.