Home Care Instructions

After Cosmetic Dental Reconstruction

Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal. If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office at Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351 so we can schedule an adjustment appointment.

It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity. The teeth require some time to heal after removal of tooth structure and will be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days. Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication (one tablet of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) cada 3-4 horas) should ease any residual discomfort.

Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and be speaking normally. You may notice increased salivation. This is because your brain is responding to the new size and shape of your teeth. This should subside to normal in about a week.

Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work. Daily plaque removal is critical for the long-term success of your new teeth, as are regular cleaning appointments.

Any food that can crack, chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (such as beer nuts, peanut brittle, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain such as coffee, red wine, tea and berries.

If you engage in sports let us know so we can make a custom mouthguard. If you grind your teeth at night, wear the night guard we have provided for you. Adjusting to the look and feel of your new smile will take time. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.

After Crown and Bridge Appointments

Las coronas dentales y puentes dentales usually take two or three appointments to complete. En la primera visita, se preparan los dientes y se toman moldes de la boca. Se colocan coronas o puentes temporales para proteger los dientes mientras se realiza la restauración personalizada. Ya que los dientes estarán anestesiados, la lengua, los labios y el paladar pueden estar adormecidos. Evite comer y beber bebidas calientes hasta que el adormecimiento desaparezca por completo..

De vez en cuando una corona temporal podría desprenderse. Llamenos al Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351 si esto sucede y traiga la corona temporal con usted para que podamos volver a cementarla. Es muy importante que el temporal permanezca en su lugar., as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration.

To keep your temporaries in place, evitar el consumo de alimentos pegajosos (goma), alimentos duros, y si es posible, masticar en el lado opuesto de la boca. Es importante cepillarse normalmente, pero use hilo dental con cuidado y no tire hacia arriba del hilo que puede desalojar el hilo temporal, pero tire del hilo dental del lado de la corona temporal.

Es normal experimentar cierta sensibilidad a la temperatura y a la presión después de cada cita.. La sensibilidad debería disminuir unas semanas después de la colocación de la restauración final.. Mild pain medications may also be used as directed by our office.

If your bite feels uneven, si tiene dolor persistente, o si tiene otras preguntas o inquietudes, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351.

Después de la extracción del diente

After extracción dental, que es importante para un coágulo de sangre para detener el sangrado y comenzar el proceso de curación. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. Si el sangrado o supuración persiste, colocar otro trozo de gasa y morder con firmeza para otro 30 minutos. You may have to do this several times.

After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. No enjuague vigorosamente, chupar pajas, fumar, beber dientes alcohol o cepillo próximos al sitio de extracción para 72 horas. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and retard the healing process. Limitar el ejercicio vigoroso para la próxima 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

Después se extrae el diente se puede sentir algo de dolor y experimentar algo de inflamación. Una bolsa de hielo o una bolsa sin abrir de guisantes o maíz congelado aplica a la zona mantendrán hinchazón a un mínimo. Tomar medicamentos para el dolor según lo prescrito. La hinchazón usualmente disminuye luego 48 horas.

Use the pain medication as directed. Call the office at Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351 if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. Si se prescriben antibióticos, continuar tomándolos para la longitud de tiempo indicado, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. Se puede comer con normalidad tan pronto como se sienta cómodo.

Es importante retomar su rutina normal después dental 24 horas. Esto debe incluir el cepillado y el hilo dental al menos una vez al día. Esto acelerará la curación y ayudar a mantener su boca fresca y limpia.

After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. Si tiene sangrado abundante, dolor severo, seguido por la hinchazón 2-3 dias, o una reacción a la medicación, call our office immediately at Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351.

After Composite Fillings (White Fillings)

When an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite or burn your tongue or lip while you are numb.

It is normal to experience some hot, cold & pressure sensitivity after your dental filling appointment. Injection sites may also be sore. Ibuprofen (Motrin), Tylenol or aspirin (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for pain) work well to alleviate the tenderness. If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact our office at Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351.

You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.

If your bite feels uneven, si tiene dolor persistente, o si tiene otras preguntas o inquietudes, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al Número de teléfono de Ventura 805-648-5351.