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FOLLOWING A MINOR DENTAL SURGERY

Do you have an appointment for a minor oral surgery soon? Your dentists in Laval have gathered here all relevant information to know before and after your dental surgery. Contact our dental clinic if you have any questions.

Crown, Veneer or Dental Bridge

To ensure and facilitate the healing process, it is important to follow the instructions given by your dentist listed below.

Please note, it is normal to feel some discomfort and swelling. The stitches will dissolve 7 to 14 days after surgery.

Avoid rinsing and spitting, drinking with a straw, smoking and alcohol, as well as all spicy foods and warm beverages. Keep away from all strenuous activity for the first few days. It is strongly recommended to consume foods and drinks that are cold and soft.

Day of surgery:
  • Keep compresses in mouth for 20 minutes with a firm pressure. Change the compresses every 20 minutes if necessary.
  • For the first 24hrs, apply ice to the cheek at regular intervals (20 minutes of ice, every hour).
  • If slight bleeding occurs after the compresses, take a dampened, lukewarm tea bag and bite on it for 20 minutes.

Within the first 24h to 72h, you may take medications containing acetaminophene (Tylenol, Atasol) or ibuprofene (Motrin, Advil), or any medications that were prescribed to you to suppress the pain. Avoid taking aspirine.

Day after until complete healing:

  • Rinse mouth, 3 times a day, with lukewarm water and salt (2mL or 1/2tsp. of salt for 250mL or 1 cup of water).
  • After the first 24 hours, you may apply compresses of warm water.
  • The appearance of bruises is possible but will disappear within 5 to 7 days.
  • You may experience difficulties opening your mouth. This should dimish within a few days.

Do you have an appointment for the extraction of a tooth soon? Your dentists in Laval have gathered here all relevant information to know before and after your extraction. Contact our dental clinic if you have questions.

To ensure and facilitate the healing process, it is important to follow the instructions given by your dentist listed below.

Please note, it is normal to feel some discomfort and swelling. The stitches will dissolve 7 to 14 days after surgery.
Avoid rinsing, spitting, drinking with a straw, smoking and alcohol, as well as all spicy foods and warm beverages. Keep away from all strenuous activity for the first few days. It is strongly recommended to consume foods and drinks that are cold and soft.

Day of surgery:
  • Keep compresses in mouth for 20 minutes with a firm pressure and change them every 20 minutes, if necessary.
  • If slight bleeding occurs after the compresses, take a dampened, lukewarm tea bag and bite on it for 20 minutes.

Within the first 24h to 72h, you may take medications containing acetaminophen (Tylenol, Atasol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or any medications that were prescribed to you to suppress the pain. Avoid taking aspirin.

Installing dental bridges, crowns or veneers is normally done in two appointments. During the first visit, your dental hygienist takes prints of the teeth that need replacing. Then, our dentists proceed to laying temporary crowns or dental bridges to protect your teeth before the replacement teeth are ready.

The installation of bridges, crowns or veneers are normally done in two appointments. At the first visit, we take impressions of teeth to replace. Then we proceed to the installation of temporary crowns or bridges if recommended, to protect your teeth before the replacement teeth are ready.

Avoid
  • Eating sticky or hard food (gum, candy) between the 2 appointments and during the first two hours after the delivery of the crown, bridge or veneer.

Chew on the opposite side between the 2 appointments and during the first two hours after the crown, bridge or veneer has been installed..Between the two appointments

  • Brush your teeth normally and be careful to keep your gum healthy.
  • Use dental floss carefully to avoid decementing the crown or temporary bridge.

If you lose the temporary restoration, please immediately call your dental center in Laval. If you wait too long, the installation of the new crown may be more difficult and other teeth may begin to shift.