Post-Op

After tooth extraction instructions

1. Continue to bite on gauze for at least 30 minutes. Extra gauze is provided, it may be necessary to change as you may continue to ooze blood for a couple of hours. If bleeding continues bite on tea bag. Place saturated gauze in proper trash receptacle.

2. Do not take Aspirin unless directed by physician

3. Do no eat or drink anything Hot for the rest of the day. Lukewarm or cold is fine.

4. Do not drink through straw for the rest of the day.

5. Do not smoke for rest of day.

6. No spitting for 24 hours. Begin rinse with warm salt water every 6 to 8 hours the following day.

7. You may want to cover your pillow with towel as your saliva maybe discolored

8. If swelling occurs, place an ice bag (or bag of frozen vegetables) in towel then on area of swelling, doing 10 minutes on area then 10 minutes off for about 1 hour. Repeat as needed.

9. If antibiotic prescription is given be sure to follow instructions.

Call if you have any complications.

Tyler Dental

10420 Southern Maryland Blvd

Dunkirk, MD 20754

(301) 327-5086

Patient Instructions After Scaling and Root Planning

These are some helpful suggestions that will increase your comfort and help you to receive the maximum benefit from periodontal treatment.

1. Tenderness is normal. To reduce tenderness and promote healing, every two to three hours, rinse with warm salt water: ½ teaspoon salt in a 4 ounce glass of water.

2. Avoid brushing or flossing the treated area for 12 hours. However, after 12 hours it is very important that you continue to brush well. Please be careful brushing and use a toothbrush with soft bristles. You may moisten the brush with warm water if tissues are tender.

3. Tylenol or Ibuprofen may be used as recommended for discomfort.

4. Highly nutritious food is necessary for the healing process. Avoid foods that require excessive chewing, also, sticky, crunchy or coarse foods.

5. Tooth sensitivity is normal and temporary. You may use a desensitizing toothpaste such as Sensodyne or any major brand for sensitivity relief.

6. You may also gently massage the areas treated with your washed fingers. This will increase circulation and promote healing.

Lastly, please contact our office should you experience prolonged bleeding or any other problems during the healing process at (301) 327-5086.

These suggestions will help you receive the greatest benefit from today's treatment.