Home Care Instructions

After Cosmetic 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 626.445.3388 (アルカディア, CA) または 626.247.4788 (寺市, CA) 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) every 3-4 時間) should ease any residual discomfort.

Dont be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. Youll 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, お知らせください. We always welcome your questions.

After Crown and Bridge Appointments

クラウン そして ブリッジ usually take two or three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and molds of the mouth are taken. Temporary クラウン 若しくは ブリッジ are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the tongue, lips and roof of the mouth may be numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off.

Occasionally a temporary crown may come off. に電話して 626.445.3388 if this happens and bring the temporary crown with you so we can re-cement it. It is very important for the temporary to stay in place, as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration.

To keep your temporaries in place, avoid eating sticky foods (ガム), hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and dont pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary but pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown.

It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after each appointment. The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. Mild pain medications may also be used as directed by our office.

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, で、私たちのオフィスに電話してください 626.445.3388 (アルカディア, CA) または 626.247.4788 (寺市, CA).


抜歯後, its important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Thats why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. それでも出血やにじみが続く場合, 別のガーゼパッドを置き、別のものをしっかりと噛みます 30 分. 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. 激しくすすがないでください, ストローを吸う, 煙, 抽出部位の隣でアルコールを飲むか歯を磨く 72 時間. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and retard the healing process. 次のために激しい運動を制限する 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

抜歯後、痛みや腫れを感じることがあります. その領域に適用されたアイスパックまたは冷凍エンドウ豆またはトウモロコシの未開封の袋は、腫れを最小限に抑えます. 処方された鎮痛剤を服用する. 腫れは通常、後に治まります 48 時間.

Use the pain medication as directed. Call the office if the medication doesnt seem to be working. 抗生物質が処方されている場合, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. 気持ちよくなり次第、普通に食べられます.

後に通常の歯科ルーチンを再開することが重要です 24 時間. これには、少なくとも1日に1回は歯を磨いたりデンタルフロスを塗ったりすることが含まれます。. これは治癒を早め、口を新鮮で清潔に保つのに役立ちます.

After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. 出血がひどい場合, 激痛, 腫れが続く 2-3 日々, または薬への反応, すぐに私たちのオフィスに電話してください 626.445.3388 (アルカディア, CA) または 626.247.4788 (寺市, CA).

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, コールド & pressure sensitivity after your 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 626.445.3388.

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, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, で、私たちのオフィスに電話してください 626.445.3388 (アルカディア, CA) または 626.247.4788 (寺市, CA).