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After Cosmetic Dental Reconstruction

Recuerde que tomará tiempo para adaptarse a la sensación de su nueva mordida. 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 Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132 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) cada 3-4 hours) should ease any residual discomfort.

Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll 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, please let us know. We always welcome your questions.

After Crown and Bridge Appointments

Dental crowns y puentes dentales usually take two or three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and molds of the mouth are taken. Temporary crowns or bridges 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. Llámenos al Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132 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 (goma), hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and don’t 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, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132.

Después de la extracción del diente

Después extracción dental, que es importante para un coágulo de sangre para detener el sangrado y comenzar el proceso de curación. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. Si el sangrado o supuración persiste, colocar otro trozo de gasa y morder con firmeza para otro 30 minutos. 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. No enjuague vigorosamente, chupar pajas, fumar, beber dientes alcohol o cepillo próximos al sitio de extracción para 72 hours. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and retard the healing process. Limitar el ejercicio vigoroso para la próxima 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

Después se extrae el diente se puede sentir algo de dolor y experimentar algo de inflamación. Una bolsa de hielo o una bolsa sin abrir de guisantes o maíz congelado aplica a la zona mantendrán hinchazón a un mínimo. Tomar medicamentos para el dolor según lo prescrito. La hinchazón usualmente disminuye luego 48 hours.

Use the pain medication as directed. Call the office at Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132 if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. Si se prescriben antibióticos, 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. Se puede comer con normalidad tan pronto como se sienta cómodo.

Es importante retomar su rutina normal después dental 24 hours. Esto debe incluir el cepillado y el hilo dental al menos una vez al día. Esto acelerará la curación y ayudar a mantener su boca fresca y limpia.

After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. Si tiene sangrado abundante, dolor severo, seguido por la hinchazón 2-3 dias, o una reacción a la medicación, call our office immediately at Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132.

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, cold & pressure sensitivity after your dental filling appointment. Injection sites may also be sore. El ibuprofeno (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 Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132.

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, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al Bluebell Family Dental Teléfono 703-659-1132.