Post-treatment advice

Post-treatment advice

 

Extractions or minor oral surgery

  • Don’t eat anything until any numbness from the anaesthetic wears off, or you might chew on yourself and not feel it until later on!
  • If you’re starving, have something liquid, but make sure it’s not too hot.
  • Go home and rest, because your body needs time to recover.
  • Avoid smoking for the first 48 hours as it delays the healing process.
  • Don’t do any exercise or exert yourself for a day or two.
  • Unless you’re advised by your dentist to take anything special, take whichever painkillers work best for you.
  • It’s normal for the site to bleed a little, for anything up to 48 hours. Just apply pressure from an absorbent pack.
  • If you have any concerns or worries, do please call us.
  • In the unlikely event that any pain does develop 3 days after your operation, it will need to be attended to by us, so get in touch.

Fillings, crowns & restorations

  • Don’t eat anything until any numbness from the anaesthetic wears off, or you might chew on yourself and not feel it until later on!
  • If you’re starving, have something liquid, but make sure it’s not too hot.
  • Clean your teeth as normal, unless advised otherwise by your dentist.
  • Most restorations need time to settle in, and will not feel ‘normal’ for a few days.
  • Please report any excessive discomfort, especially if it continues after a week or worsens.