Jaw Pain after Wisdom Teeth Removal

Are you experiencing jaw pain or tightness after your wisdom teeth removal surgery? Jaw tightness, discomfort, or pain is not uncommon after impacted wisdom teeth extractions. Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth embedded in your jawbone. Depending on your age or level of impaction, these factors can affect how hard it will be for the ... Read more

Dental Medication Instructions

PRESCRIPTIONS Please follow all instructions pertaining to your visit at North Texas Dental Surgery.   Medication MAX. per 24 hours Instructions/ Notes ☐ Amoxicillin/Clindamycin 500mg 250mg 100mg   3x/day 3x/day 3x/day This medication shouldn’t be taken if allergic to penicillin or related medications. It could also interfere with female birth control. Take all prescribed tabs ... Read more

Gum Grafting Post Operative Instructions

Tissue Graft Recovery Instructions Tissue grafting is very susceptible to excessive movement.  It is very important to follow these post-operative instructions carefully to ensure you have the best result.   DIET: DO NOT PULL ON THE LIPS OR CHEEKS WHERE THE GRAFTS WERE DONE BECAUSE THIS COULD COMPROMISE THE GRAFT.   It is best to avoid ... Read more

Dental Implant Uncover Recovery Instructions

Implant Uncover 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 2 days.   PAIN: Some discomfort is normal after surgery. Before the anesthetic wears off, alternate between ... Read more

Wisdom Teeth Post Operative Instructions

Wisdom Teeth Recovery 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 45 minutes.  Repeat as often as needed. Once bleeding has stopped, you may remove the gauze.  It is very important to maintain pressure immediately after the surgery ... Read more

Sinus Lift Recovery Instructions

Sinus Lift Post Operative Instructions DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BLOW YOUR NOSE FOR THE NEXT FOUR (4) WEEKS. This may be longer if indicated. You may sniff all you like but NO BLOWING your nose and sneezing naturally. If you were prescribed an antibiotic prior to surgery, this should be continued until all the ... Read more

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