The best way to ensure a speedy recovery after dental treatment
Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled to receive needed treatment? We are happy to see that so many of our patients have scheduled appointments before the end of the year. Don’t forget, if you need a treatment, be sure to take advantage of your dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year. For anyone who has a treatment scheduled, we cannot stress enough the importance of following any post-treatment care instructions we give you. We would hate for you to cause any serious harm to your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Follow Recovery Instructions?
We treat a number of patients daily, and each person has a different recovery, even when the same procedure has been performed. No matter what your recovery is like, we have specific recommendations we give after each treatment. It is one way we can ensure that you heal correctly and avoid unnecessary repairs, repeat procedures, and added expenses. Not heeding our recommendations is a sure-fire way to cause a dental emergency. We want to share some tips that we recommend with each treatment we provide:
Do Not Eat or Drink While Numb
Many treatments that we provide in our office use a numbing agent. Your mouth can remain numb for quite some time after your treatment has ended. It is best to avoid eating and drinking until the numbness has worn off. Eating and drinking while numb can cause accidental damage to your cheeks, tongue, and surrounding teeth.
Be Gentle With the Treatment Area
It is best to be gentle with the treatment area following a procedure. Be sure to brush gently and avoid chewing on the treatment side for at least 24 hours. If you have a temporary crown or have had a procedure on your gums, you may want to avoid chewing on the area until you are fully healed or the permanent crown has been placed.
If you have an upcoming treatment or you just completed a treatment and have any questions related to care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office located in Wellington, FL. Our team is here to help with any questions or concerns you may have. If you experience a dental emergency following treatment, be sure to call our office as soon as possible.