There are certain instructions that you need to follow either prior to, or after a specific dental procedure.
Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
- Make sure not to drink or eat anything (not even water) for at least six hours until your appointment.
- You should stop smoking for at least 12 hours before your appointment. Ideally, it’s far more manageable if you refrain from smoking for an entire day before your appointment.
- Make sure that an adult accompanies you to the clinic and remain there during the procedure. After the surgery is complete, they should take you home.
- After being sedated with anesthesia, you should refrain from driving and operating machinery for at least a day.
- Remember to wear loose clothes so that we can pull up your sleeves, and comfortable walking shoes
- Remove jewelry, contact lenses, and dentures before the surgery.
- Don’t wear makeup on the day of your appointment.
- Notify us if you’re suffering from a cold, sore throat, or an upset stomach.
- If you take oral medication daily, consult your physician for instructions
After Placement Of Dental Implants
Here’s how you should take care of your teeth after getting dental implants
Refrain from drinking or eating hot foods and liquids, but drink plenty of fluids. On the day of your surgery, remember to eat soft foods and remember to return back to your normal diet as soon as the pain subsides.
After placement of dental implants, swelling is a normal occurrence. To alleviate discomfort, use an ice pack, or towel filled with ice to the area. For the first 36 hours, make sure to apply ice continuously, as often as you can.
For the first 24 hours, it’s normal to see some blood in your saliva. If you suffer from excessive bleeding, bite on a gauze pad by placing it directly under the area for half an hour. If it’s still bleeding continuously, call us for more instructions.
As soon as you begin to feel that, the effect of the anesthetic is wearing off, take medication to deal with the pain. If you’re suffering from moderate pain and discomfort, take a Tylenol or Ibuprofen every three hours.
If you’re dealing with severe pain, don’t take any more than the prescribed medication. If you’re allergic to medication like Tylenol and ibuprofen, or if your physician has instructed you not to take it, refrain from using these medications.
We’ll prescribe you antibiotics after your surgery. Make sure to take them regularly.
Take good care of your oral hygiene because it helps in speeding up the recovery process. If you’ve been prescribed a specific mouth rinse, make sure to use it twice every day, after breakfast and dinner. Make sure that you rinse your mouth for at least 30 seconds before spitting. Rinse your mouth with warm water and salt after dinners, and brush your teeth gently, carefully avoiding sensitive areas.
Make sure to keep physical activity to a minimum, because it can cause increased swelling and bleeding.
After Wisdom Tooth Removal
- For a half hour after your surgery, keep the gauze pad in place.
- Avoid touching the mouth area and rinsing it
- As soon as you begin to feel discomfort, take medication to manage the pain
- Keep physical activity to a minimum. You can start exercising and resuming activities once you begin to feel normal.
- Use ice packs on the sensitive area to reduce swelling