Take the Stress Out of Your Recovery
Now that you’ve completed your dental procedure or oral surgery at Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your first priority should be to heal properly and as quickly as possible. That’s why Dr. Bob has gathered some post-operative instructions for various procedures at our Covington office.
Select a procedure below to view some general guidelines and specific instructions to help you recover from your procedure.
And if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (901) 476-2270. We’re here to help!
After Dr. Bob has placed your temporary crown, be sure to:
- Avoid chewing. To protect your temporary crown, you’ll need to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the crown was placed for a day or two.
- Avoid hard and sticky foods. Don’t eat these types of foods for 24 hours to give your crown time to set properly.
- Be careful when flossing around the temporary crown. Don’t floss under the crown as this could dislodge it.
- Call your dentist immediately if your temporary crown comes off.
After Dr. Bob has placed your permanent crown, you’ll need to:
- Refrain from chewing on hard or sticky foods. Avoid hard candy, suckers, taffy, gum, and other hard or sticky foods for 24 hours after the permanent crown is placed so the cement has time to set completely.
- Contact your dentist if food sensitivity continues. You may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks that may last a few days after your procedure. However, if the sensitivity is severe or lasts longer than a week, contact Dr. Bob.
- Continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual. But be careful not to damage the new crown. You may want to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss gently around the crown.
- Contact us immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort or you notice that the crown is chipped or cracked.
Delivery of Dentures
& Partial Dentures
Your new dentures or partial dentures may feel loose or strange at first. This is normal, and it may take a few weeks to get used to them.
Wear your dentures or partial dentures as much as possible, even when eating and speaking. This will help you adjust to them more quickly.
If you experience any pain or discomfort, remove your dentures or partial dentures and contact us.
Below are some more ways to help you manage your new dentures.
After your neurotoxin treatment at Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, make sure you:
Dental Implant Surgery
Here are some additional post-operative instructions for dental implant surgery:
We're Here to Help!
At Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our expert, caring team wants to help you heal as quickly as possible so you can get back to doing what you love.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (901) 476-2270.