Extraction Post-Operative Instructions

*Keep pressure on the extraction site(s) by biting on gauze placed by the doctor for at least 20 minutes.  This will control any bleeding and ensure good clot formation and quicker healing. *Avoid any mouth rinsing and/or spitting for the first 24 hours.  This may cause bleeding and loss of clot formation which will slow healing and could cause a dry socket. *Avoid smoking and other tobacco products for 24 to 48 hours.  Tobacco can be very irritating to the … Read More

Root Canal Aftercare

  The degree of comfort after root canal therapy often depends upon patient follow-through after the procedure has been completed. It is essential that you understand what normal post-treatment symptoms are and how they should be handled.   Take Medication as Prescribed Although it is possible to experience no pain after root canal therapy, some discomfort is considered normal.  Just as in insect bites, burns, and scrapes, inflammation results when pulp tissue is removed from the root canals.  It is … Read More