Chewing and eating
Medications and discomfort
Brushing and flossing
When to call us
* If you suffer from high blood pressure, please consult with your physician before using a warm salt water rinse.
Caring for a temporary restoration
Now that you have had root canal therapy, it is important to follow these recommendations to ensure healing.
Now that we’ve placed your resin composite filling, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure its success.
If you have a rather large cavity, you can remove the bulk of the decay and place an “IRM” filling (Intermediate Restorative), also known as a sedative filling. This will often slow or stop the progression of decay and help the patient feel better. It also may allow the tooth time to recover and lay down secondary dentin in 4 to 6 weeks (sort of a second layer of scar tissue), sometimes eliminating the need for pulpal treatment like a root canal. Once the tooth is recovered and less inflamed, any remaining decay is removed and the final restoration (filling or crown) is placed. You mix the powder and the liquid together to make a kind of play dough material which is placed in the tooth. It hardens up in a few minutes. It usually lasts a pretty long time, but still will eventually wash out due to the biting forces and wear.
Now that we’ve placed your ¾ porcelain crown, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure its success.
Medication and discomfort
Dental bridges need regular cleaning. When you have a dental bridge, it is important to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy so they can continue to provide support for the bridge. At first, it may be challenging to keep your bridge and the adjacent gums and teeth plaque-free, but a variety of tools and techniques can dramatically improve the effectiveness of your homecare routine.
Other tools and techniques
Depending on the situation, we may recommend additional tools and techniques to help keep all the areas around your bridge plaque-free. These may include an oral irrigator, small brushes, or other devices. We also set up regular dental checkups to maintain the success of your bridge.
With time, your bridge and your new oral hygiene routine will become familiar and comfortable.
The following instructions are provided to maximize your comfort, and to increase the possibility of successful treatment. Please read them carefully and refer to them as needed.
Protecting your implants
Now that final restorations have been placed on your implants, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure their success.
It’s important that your dentures, like natural teeth, be kept free from plaque and tartar. This prevents permanent staining and bad breath.
Cleaning of the appliance
Storage of your appliance
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