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

Wisdom Teeth Medical Denial

Medical Denial Are you looking to have your wisdom teeth removed or a dental implant-related procedure and been told you have something called medical denial? Medical denial is a lengthy process in which dental insurance companies require your medical insurance to formally deny medical coverage for your dental procedure before your dental insurance will be ... Read more

Gum Graft Bleeding

Dental Gum Graft Bleeding Do you have excessive bleeding or feel like the bleeding hasn’t stopped after a dental gum graft procedure? A normal amount of bleeding is expected after a gum graft procedure. However, the biggest concern from patients is if there is an abundant amount of bleeding and how to stop it. The ... Read more

Pointy Bone After Tooth Extraction

Bone Spur Do you feel like your dentist left a painful part of a tooth or bone sticking out from your extraction site? Another common side effect after an extraction can be caused by a small bone particle called a bone spur. A bone spur occurs when a tooth is extracted and the bone improperly ... Read more

Extraction Complications

Dental Extraction Complications Do you feel like you might have an infection after dental tooth extraction? These key issues occur typically when post-op instructions are not followed as directed, however; some of these complications can occur accidentally. After your teeth have been removed, it is imperative that food does not get trapped in the extraction ... Read more