Postoperative

After dental surgery, you may have some side effects, most of which are normal. Here are some answers to some questions that you might ask yourself, in order to help you live the best possible recovery!

Teeth Whitening Treatment

Can I eat and drink normally during bleaching treatment?

You can follow a normal diet during the period of application of the whitening treatment. However, certain foods and beverages should be avoided to ensure better results: coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, berries and citrus fruits.

I feel sensitive as a result of my treatment, is this normal?

In the post-treatment period, your teeth may be more sensitive than usual. Sensitivity can be controlled with a specialized toothpaste. In addition, if the sensitivity persists or increases, it is important to inform your dentist.

Orthodontics

Can I eat normally?

You can maintain most of your eating habits. However, it is best to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could damage or adhere to the dental appliance and thus increase the risk of developing cavities

I feel some pain, is this normal?

Orthodontics are supposed to promote the comfort of patients. However, you may feel some pressure. However, if you have discomfort or persistent pain, tell your dentist as soon as possible

How to maintain good dental hygiene with a device?

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene, because the dental appliance, especially fixed, represents a new place of accumulation of plaque and tartar. To do this, use a suitable toothbrush and modify your flossing technique as needed. Maintain a regular follow-up at the dentist to enjoy a complete professional cleaning.

Implantology

What should I do in case of pain?

It is normal to feel pain after oral surgery. To relieve pain, take the painkillers prescribed by your dentist at the dosage indicated. If it has not been prescribed, you can take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. However, it is important not to exceed the recommended limits. If your dentist has prescribed antibiotics, you must go to the end of treatment, even if you no longer feel the effects of surgery.

Is swelling and bruising normal?

The swelling should reach its peak within 48 to 72 hours after the surgery and then disappear. A bruise may also appear during this period. This phenomenon is normal and will subside in one to two weeks. To reduce swelling, you can apply ice for 10 minutes each hour in the first 24 hours. Thereafter, it is best to apply warm compresses.

I detect bleeding, should I worry?

It is normal to have some bleeding within hours of oral surgery. In order to reduce them, it is enough to apply a slight pressure on the site of the surgery by biting into a sterile gauze compress. It is also normal for a clot to form instead of implantation. This is a normal phenomenon that helps with healing. To help keep it in place, avoid spitting, smoking, or drinking with a straw within 48 hours of surgery.

Can I resume following surgery?

In order to promote healing, you will have to change your habits in the days following the surgery. First, it is recommended to follow a soft diet for a few days. Your dentist can tell you the duration of this dietary change. It is also best to avoid drinking alcohol in the first 72 hours and smoking in the first two weeks. Finally, it is also not recommended to do physical activity or to force up to 72 hours after implantation

How to maintain good dental hygiene after surgery?

It is best to avoid brushing the implant for a few days. However, you can brush the rest of your teeth carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Dental Surgery

Can I resume my habits after surgery?

In order to promote healing, you will have to change your habits in the days following the surgery. First, it is recommended to follow a soft diet for a period determined by your dentist. It is also best to avoid drinking alcohol in the first 72 hours and smoking in the first two weeks. Finally, it is not recommended to do physical activity or to force for 72 hours after implantation.

I detect bleeding at the site of surgery, should I worry?

It is normal to notice blood in saliva within hours of an oral surgery. In order to reduce bleeding, it is sufficient to apply slight pressure on the site of the procedure by biting into a sterile gauze compress.

What should I do in case of pain?

It is normal to feel pain after oral surgery. To relieve pain, take the painkillers prescribed by your dentist at the dosage indicated. If it has not been prescribed, you can take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. However, it is important not to exceed the recommended limits. If your dentist has prescribed antibiotics, you must go to the end of treatment, even if you no longer feel the effects of surgery.

Is swelling and bruising normal?

The swelling should reach its peak within 48 to 72 hours after the surgery and then disappear. A bruise may also appear during this period. This phenomenon is normal and will subside in one to two weeks. To reduce swelling, you can apply ice for 10 minutes each hour in the first 24 hours. Thereafter, it is best to apply warm compresses

How to maintain good dental hygiene after surgery?

It is best to avoid brushing the implant for a few days. However, you can brush the rest of your teeth carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Endodontics

I feel some pain, is this normal?

Orthodontics are supposed to promote the comfort of patients. However, you may feel some pressure. However, if you have discomfort or persistent pain, tell your dentist as soon as possible.

How to maintain good dental hygiene after endodontic treatment ?

It is best to avoid brushing the implant for a few days. However, you can brush the rest of your teeth carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Dental extractions

Can I resume my habits after surgery?

In order to promote healing, you will have to change your habits in the days following the surgery. First, it is recommended to follow a soft diet for a period determined by your dentist. It is also best to avoid drinking alcohol in the first 72 hours and smoking in the first two weeks. Finally, it is not recommended to do physical activity or to force for 72 hours after implantation.

How to maintain good dental hygiene after surgery?

It is best to avoid brushing the implant for a few days. However, you can brush the rest of your teeth carefully with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Is swelling and bruising normal?

The swelling should reach its peak within 48 to 72 hours after the surgery and then disappear. A bruise may also appear during this period. This phenomenon is normal and will subside in one to two weeks. To reduce swelling, you can apply ice for 10 minutes each hour in the first 24 hours. Thereafter, it is best to apply warm compresses.

What should I do in case of pain?

To relieve pain, take the painkillers prescribed by your dentist at the dosage indicated. If it has not been prescribed, you can take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. However, it is important not to exceed the recommended limits. If your dentist has prescribed antibiotics, you must go to the end of treatment, even if you no longer feel the effects of surgery.

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