What to expect after a procedure?

After any procedure your practitioner or nurse will go through information on how your recovery will be, please see below to post operative instructions.

If your procedure required numbing, you will need to be careful not to bite your lip, cheek or tongue, the numbness can last anywhere from 2 – 8 hours after the appointment, also avoid hot beverages or food.

You will need to avoid eating anything hard or chewy on the temporarily cemented crown/bridge, they can be quite flimsy and can be flicked off quite easily. Try to avoid flossing and toothpicks.

If the temporary does come off, give us a call to decipher whether we should re cement it or not. Your gum around the area and the tooth in question, will be tender and sensitive for a few days following the procedure, due to the work we have done on and around the tooth.

Once the permanent has been inserted, you will need to avoid flossing and toothpicks for 24 hours, whilst the cement is setting. Certain flossing techniques will need to be followed with newly inserted bridges and crowns, this will be shown to you at the end of your appointment.

The cementation will also cause some discomfort at the duration of the appointment and sensitivity can last up to 2 weeks.

Do not rub or manipulate the treated area for 12 hours after treatment. Avoid laying on the treated area.

Tenderness, swelling, bruising, itching and redness can be temporary side effects. Botox results will not be immediate and can take up to 10 days to take full effect, unlike fillers.

A review appointment may be required for us to top up. Paracetamol may be required following the procedure.

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