SERVICES
DENTAL IMPLANT
CROWNS
BRIDGES
INVISALIGN/CLEAR BRACES
BONDING/WHITE FILLINGS
SCALING/ROOT PLANNING OR DEEP CLEANING
VENEERS
DENTURES
DENTAL IMPLANT ASSISTED DENTURES
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL OR EXTRACTION
INLAYS/ONLAYS
REMOVABLE ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
NIGHTGUARD/MOUTHGUARD
CROWN LENGTHENING
POST OP INSTRUCTIONS
BONE GRAFTS WITH A-PRF OR CGF
ND:YAG LASER ENHANCED GUM TREATMENT
SURGICAL MICROSCOPE ENHANCED ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
 

Post Op Instructions

For Root canal:

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until anesthesia has worn off to prevent injury to soft tissue. You may experience some discomfort for 2-3 days following the procedure. Take your medication as directed by CDG dentists. For certain patient this discomfort may last 3-4 weeks as the inflammation of apical bone structure takes longer to heal.


Please contact CDG if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort persists more than 3-4 weeks.
  • Increasing in tenderness and swelling in the area of the surrounding treated tooth.
  • Reaction to a medication.
  • Loss of temporary filling material
  • Tooth fracture

For Dental surgery (implant surgery, gum surgery, wisdom tooth removal or tooth extraction, endodontic apical surgery):

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until anesthesia has worn off to prevent injury to soft tissue. Avoid hot and spicy food for few days. Ice cream or cold sandwich would be ideal for first few days. It is normal that you may have some blood mix with your own saliva. Gently rinse with salt water or prescribed antimicrobial rinse. Avoid brushing the surgical site for few days as this may dislodge the blood clot or the suture necessary for healing. Avoid sucking on a straw as this may also dislodge your blood clot. Please bite on gauzes provided to stop bleeding as needed. Take your medication as directed. Resume normal diet as soon as you feel comfortable.


Please contact CDG if you have the following:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Increasing swelling
  • Fever or infection
  • Persisting pain

For Crowns, bridges, veneers, onlay, inlay:

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours or until anesthesia has worn off to prevent injury to soft tissue. You may have to wear a temporary crown, bridge, veneer, onlay or inlay for at least two weeks while your permanent restoration is being processed in a laboratory. Please be careful when cleaning around the temporary restoration. Avoid pulling up the temporary during flossing. It is important that you resume your regular brushing and flossing. A consistent daily home care routine will increase the longevity of your restoration. You are expected to have some soreness in your gum. It is normal to have mild and brief sensitive to cold temperature or cold water unless the tooth already had a root canal done.


Please contact CDG if you have the following:

  • Temporary restoration comes off between appointment.
  • Persistent cold and hot sensitivity lasts more than an hour.
  • Any sign of infection such as fever, facial swelling, and persistent intolerable pain.
  • Uneven bite on your temporary.

For Filling (bonding/white filling/Silver filling):

Bonding or white filling- avoid eating for at least 2 hours and until anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury of your soft tissue. You may be expected to have some cold sensitivity for few days and may last 3-4 weeks. Resume your home care as soon as possible.


Please contact CDG if you have the following:

  • Your bite is not touching evenly or
  • Sensitive to hot or throbbing pain at night.
  • Continuous throbbing or sensitivity to cold temperature last more than five minutes.
  • Cold sensitivity lasts more than four weeks

Silver mercury filling- avoid eating for at least 2 hours and until anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury of your soft tissue. Avoid chewing for one hour as silver filling requires hardening time after placement. You may have some cold sensitivity for few days and may last 3-4 weeks.


Please contact CDG if you have the following:

  • Your bite is not touching evenly
  • Sensitive to hot or throbbing pain at night.
  • Continuous throbbing or sensitivity to cold temperature last more than five minutes.
  • Cold sensitivity lasts more than four weeks