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Surgical Instructions

Surgical Instructions

After Apicoectomy

After Apicoectomy After an apicoectomy Dr. Calat will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication. Any swelling or sensitivity should be reduced to a comfortable level within one day. It is important that when you brush your teeth after an apicoectomy procedure, you should avoid brushing near the teeth and gum where the surgery was performed. To …

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After Biopsy

After Biopsy Diet Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid spicy food and foods that have citric acid. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed. Pain/Soreness You should begin taking pain medication before you feel the local anesthetic wearing off. …

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After Bone Grafting

After Bone Grafting The following information applies when grafting material has been placed into extraction sites to help preserve your jawbone in preparation for possible implant replacement of the extracted tooth. Your bone graft is made up of many particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do …

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After Sinus Lift

After Sinus Lift The following information applies when upper jawbone height or width have been lost. The graft is placed to help restore your jawbone in preparation for possible implant replacement of the missing tooth or teeth. This procedure regains lost bone height in the back portion of your upper jaw. It is an important …

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After Wisdom Tooth Removal

After Wisdom Tooth Removal The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. Immediately Following Surgery The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place for a …

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Anesthesia

Anesthesia Before Anesthesia Do not eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to your appointment. Do not smoke at least 12 hours prior to oral surgery. Also, cut down on smoking prior to the day of surgery. Patients should be accompanied by an adult who can remain in the office during the …

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Dental Implants Surgery

Dental Implants Surgery Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There will be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills up rapidly with blood) …

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Impacted Tooth

Impacted Tooth Do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone. The pack helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it gets dislodged or falls out, do not get alarmed. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding which results in your mouth filling …

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Multiple Teeth Extractions

Multiple Teeth Extractions A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following the operation. If bleeding occurs, place a gauze pad directly over the bleeding socket and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, a moist tea bag can be used for 30 minutes. If bleeding occurs, avoid hot liquids, exercise, and …

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Teeth Extractions

Teeth Extractions After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, insert another gauze pad and bite firmly for another …

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. Immediately Following Oral Surgery The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place for a …

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