Ridge Augmentation Recovery Instructions

GBR Post Operative Instructions Do not eat anything until the anesthesia wears off, as you might bite your lips, tongue, or cheek and cause damage. You will probably have some discomfort when the anesthesia wears off; take your prescribed medications as instructed. If you have a partial or full denture, you will NOT be able ... Read more

Dental Implant Recovery Instructions

Dental Implant Post Operative Instructions BLEEDING: Small amounts of blood in the saliva can make your saliva appear quite red. This is normal and maybe noticed the rest of the day after the procedure. No strenuous activity for 1 day.   PAIN: Some discomfort is normal after surgery. Before the anesthetic wears off, take Ibuprofen ... Read more

Lanap Laser Therapy Post Operative Instructions

Lanap (Laser) Recovery Instructions No strenuous activity for 24 hours following surgery. Periodontal laser procedures usually result in little or no discomfort following surgery. Take 2 Advil or Motrin (Ibuprofen) every 4-6 hours EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY PAIN following your procedure.   FOOD:  Carefully avoid chewing food in the areas of the ... Read more

Dental Extraction Recovery Instructions

Tooth Extraction Post Operative Instructions PROTECTION OF THE BLOOD CLOT: Maintain gentle pressure by biting on the gauze that has been placed over the surgical area. We will provide you with extra gauze but you don’t need to keep gauze in your mouth all day.  You can take it out once you get home.  Some ... Read more

Food Suggestions after Dental Surgery

What to eat after dental surgery Drinks (NO STRAWS) Water Juice (No Pulp) Ice Chips Smoothies (No seeds) Protein Shakes Milkshakes (No seeds)   Foods Jell-O                                                      Pudding Scrambled Eggs Yogurt Ice Cream Popsicles Cream of Wheat/oatmeal Soups Mashed Potatoes Fish Pasta Pancakes Cottage Cheese Applesauce     You can attempt to eat soft foods when ... Read more

Expose and Bond Recovery Instructions

Expose and Bond Post Operative Instructions PROTECTION OF THE BLOOD CLOT: Maintain gentle pressure by biting on the moistened gauze that has been placed over the surgical area. Keep steady, firm pressure for 20 minutes. Some bleeding is to be expected for the first day. You might still notice some oozing till 24 hours post-surgery. ... Read more

All on 4 Recovery Instructions

Implant Denture Post Operative Instructions BLEEDING: Some bleeding is to be expected for the first 3-4 hours after the implant procedure. Some oozing until 24 hours post-surgery may also occur. To stop bleeding place damp gauze in the mouth and gently bite for 30 minutes. Keep head elevated. Pinkish saliva may be present for the ... Read more

Denture Recovery Instructions

Denture Post Operative Instructions DAY 1 - IMMEDIATELY AFTER DENTURE DELIVERY Keep your denture in place for the first 24 hours after surgery (including while sleeping), unless there is excessive bleeding or soreness. Your denture acts as a bandage to help control bleeding and limit swelling. Maintain a liquid to soft food diet on the ... Read more

Crown Lengthening Recovery Instructions

Dental Crown Lengthening Post-Op Instructions Bite on the gauze pad until there is no active bleeding. The bleeding should stop in a few hours following your surgical procedure. Light spotting for the next couple of days can be expected.   Take your first dose of lighter pain medication (ex. Ibuprofen) before the numbness wears off ... Read more

Biopsy Recovery Instructions

Dental Biopsy Post Operative Instructions Pain After a Biopsy Pain medications may be required after a biopsy. If you can take ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®), take 400–600 mg every 6–8 hours or as prescribed by your doctor. Ibuprofen will help with pain relief and as an anti-inflammatory. If you cannot take ibuprofen, then 1–2 tablets ... Read more