Composite fillings set up hard right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Children should be observed until the numbness is gone. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue, which can cause serious damage. Sensitivity to hot and cold is common for a few weeks following dental restoration. Usually, the deeper the cavity, the more sensitive the tooth will be. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call for an appointment for a simple adjustment. The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days along with the anesthetic injection site. The finished restoration may be contoured slightly differently and have a different shape than the original tooth. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference and will become adjusted to this in a few days.
Brush, floss and rinse with a neutral non-alcoholic mouthwash, (preferably one that contains fluoride, or as directed by your dental professional).
TLC Dental Care uses an assessment by risk management system called CAMBRA, which involves testing to see which risk factors appear, including bacterial levels. We then use a system called CariFree that has buffered products to neutralize the acid that causes cavities and has ingredients to kill bacteria and help prevent cavities.
Professional Cleaning & Evaluation: Visit us at regular six-month periods. Often problems that are developing around the restorations can be found at an early stage and corrected easily, while waiting for a longer time may require redoing the entire restoration. We will contact you when it is time for your next appointment.
Problems: If one or more of the following conditions occurs, contact us immediately to prevent further problems: A Feeling of movement or looseness in the restoration, sensitivity to sweet foods, a peculiar taste from the restoration site, or breakage of a piece of material from the restoration. We have done our best to provide you with the finest quality oral restoration available today. However, as with a fine automobile or watch, only our continuing care and concern can assure optimum service longevity.
You may experience pain, such as slight throbbing or aching, after your periodontal treatment. This should subside within a few hours.
Your teeth may be sensitive to temperature changes and/or sweets. Sensitivity to temperature may be noticeable for the first few days but will diminish over time.
During your next couple of brushings, you may experience some bleeding. The bleeding should decrease over time.
Your gums may change their shape around the teeth as they heal, which is normal.
Avoid chewing hard foods to avoid injury to the tongue or cheeks.
Implants, Extractions, and Root Canals
Do NOT do any heavy lifting or exercise for 3-5 days after your surgery.
Do NOT smoke for 72 hours after your surgery.
Following extractions, there may be some bleeding. If persistent bleeding occurs, use gauze pads and bite down firmly on for 30 minutes. Repeat as necessary.
Place an ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel to the operated area for 10-minute intervals.
Aspirin-type medication is best for mild to average pain. Following your procedure, you may be provided with medication for discomfort. In most cases, a non-narcotic pain regimen will be given of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil), which when taken together are as effective as a narcotic without the side effects. Call our office if you have any questions about your medications.
Please see Dr. Sangha if any of these symptoms occur:
To learn more about post-treatment instructions, contact our office today.