AFTER COSMETIC RECONSTRUCTION
You need to know that it might take some time to get used to the feel of your new smile. Alteration in the positioning of your teeth can lead to your brain requiring some time to recognize if the thickness of your teeth is normal and the new position of your teeth. In case you find out any problems related to your teeth, do get in touch with the professionals at our dental office. You can schedule an appointment for adjustment by just calling 818-848-5591.
You need to know that it is not abnormal for you to experience cold and hot sensitivity. Your teeth take some time to heal after the removal of the tooth structure. They remain sensitive in the healing phase. Tenderness and inflammation in the gums are also very common. Rinsing your mouth with warm water after adding some salt to it at least three times a day can reduce the swelling and also alleviate pain.
Also, do not bother if you are not being able to talk properly in the first few days. This issue will vanish with time. You might notice an increase in salivation as well. The reason behind it is pretty simple. It happens as your brain starts responding to the new structure and shape of your mouth. The salivation becomes normal within a week.
You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss before brushing. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine is required for your new dental work. Get teeth cleaning at DNA Dental Studio and remove plaque to ensure the well-being of your oral health.
You need to know that any food items that can chip, damage, or crack natural teeth can do the same thing to the new teeth. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid hard food items such as peanut brittle, ice, beer nuts, etc, and sticky candies. You should also cut down on the consumption of food items and beverages that can stain your teeth i.e berries, coffee, tea, red wine, etc.
In case you participate in sports activities, let us know. We will provide you with a custom-made nightguard that perfectly fits your mouth and protects your teeth from serious injuries. Wearing a nightguard at night can also prevent the damage caused due to teeth grinding while sleeping. You might take some time to adjust to the feel and look of the nightguard. But, once you get used to it, there will be no further problem. Contact us if you have any queries related to it.
AFTER CROWN AND BRIDGE APPOINTMENTS
It takes two to three appointments for completion of the bridges and crowns treatment. At first, the mold of your mouth is taken. While the custom-made restoration is prepared, temporary bridges and crowns are placed on your teeth to protect them. Your tongue, lips, or the roof of your mouth might feel numb due to the anesthetic used in the process. You should not drink hot beverages or eat until the numbness is completely gone.
Sometimes, the temporary crown can come off. In that case, do not hesitate to call us at 818-848-5591. We can re-cement your temporary crown with ease and resolve the issue. It is very important for the temporary crown to be in place for the adjacent teeth.
Adopting a few measures can be helpful in keeping the temporary crown or bridges in place. Do not eat hard food items, sticky food items such as chewing gums. If possible, do chew on the food items with the other side of the mouth. Brushing properly and floss carefully to not dislodge the temporary bridges or crowns.
You face teeth sensitivity to temperature or pressure after going for each appointment. It ultimately subsides after a few weeks of final placement or placement. Also, take the medications for pain as directed by your dentist.
If you continue to feel the pain or your bite feels uneven or if you have any confusion, do get in touch with our professionals.
AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
Formation of the blood clot is necessary after the tooth extraction. This helps to stop the bleeding and also speeds up the healing process. Biting on a gauze pad for at least 30 to 45 minutes after the process of extraction can stop the bleeding. If it doesn’t yield any result, do bite down on the gauze pad for another 30 minutes. You might have to do this multiple times to stop the bleeding.
You should not dislodge the blood clot in any way as it helps to heal the wound. Keep a few things in mind – do not suck on straws, do not drink alcohol, do not smoke, do not rinse your mouth in a vigorous manner, do not brush your teeth for a span of 72 hours. It is also advisable to not indulge in heavy exercises for at least 24 hours. The reason behind it is pretty simple. Exercising can increase blood pressure and as a result cause heavy bleeding from the site of extraction.
Inflammation and pain are pretty common after tooth extraction. Applying an ice pack on the site of extraction can reduce the swelling. Intake of the prescribed medication will also alleviate your pain. The swelling is supposed to go after 48 hours. If your dentist asks you to take antibiotics, continue to do so for the required span. Also, drink a lot of fluids and eat nutritious foods starting that very day of tooth extraction. When the pain and swelling are gone, you can continue to eat your natural diet.
Follow your regular oral hygiene routine after 24 hours of tooth extraction. This includes brushing and flossing. A proper oral hygiene routine helps in recovery and keeps your mouth clean.
You can resume your natural activities after a few days. In case the bleeding and inflammation don’t subside within 2-3 days, call our Burbank Office immediately.
AFTER COMPOSITE FILLINGS (WHITE FILLINGS)
Your tongue, lips can remain numb for many hours after the appointment. Do not drink hot beverages and avoid chewing till the numbness is completely gone. Just be very careful to not bite your lip or tongue as it can happen very easily when your mouth is numb.
Just remember that it is normal for you to experience cold, hot, cold, or pressure sensitivity after you go for a dental appointment. You can also feel soreness at the sites of injections. Taking Tylenol, aspirin or Ibuprofin can help relieve pain and reduce tenderness. Contact us by calling 818-848-5591 if the sensitivity to cold, hot or pressure increases with time.
It will possible for you to chew with composite fillings as soon as the impact of anesthesia wears off. They become fully set once you step out of the dental office. If you are feeling a lot of pain or if your bite feels uneven, do give us a call without any delay.