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Whether you want to learn about the condition of your teeth and gums or you need immediate treatment for a particular oral problem, our dentists at Seablue Dental of Kent can help.
SEABLUE DENTAL

23914 100th Ave SE, Ste 100, Kent, WA 98031

Telephone

(253) 336-3000

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Whether you want to learn about the condition of your teeth and gums or you need immediate treatment for a particular oral problem, our dentists at Seablue Dental of Kent can help.
SEABLUE DENTAL

23914 100th Ave SE, Ste 100, Kent, WA 98031

Telephone

(253) 336-3000

Post-Visit Instructions

It is crucial that the patient is observed and cared for after your visit. It’s crucial that you adhere to the given recommendations to guarantee a quick and successful recovery:

Wound care

  • Bite down firmly on the gauze pack for at least 30 to 60 minutes following the end of the treatment. then take it out slowly.
  • For at least 12 hours, refrain from smoking since it will encourage unneeded bleeding and hinder healing.
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Bleeding

  • It’s usual for some blood to leak from the surgical site. In the morning, you can discover a bloodstain on your pillow. You should utilize an old pillowcase the night after your surgery, per our advice.
  • Spit or drink through a straw are both bad ideas since they encourage bleeding.
  • The tooth socket should be covered with a tiny, damp gauze pack for 30 minutes if bleeding returns.
  • While sleeping, keep your head raised with numerous pillows or lie in a lounge chair.

Discomfort

  • A little soreness following your surgery is expected. By taking the painkillers your dentist suggested, it can be managed but not cured.
  • Please adhere to the directions listed on the exterior of the container for the pain medicine.
  • While under the influence of painkillers, avoid operating machinery or drinking alcohol.

Diet

  • It’s crucial to hydrate yourself well. Avoid drinking thick liquids using a straw as doing so could encourage bleeding.
  • As soon as possible following the surgery, eat ordinary, everyday meals. Initially, ice cream or yogurt that is cold and soft could be most comfortable.

Oral hygiene

  • For the first 12 hours following surgery, avoid mouthwash and tooth brushing.
  • Every four hours when awake after at least 12 hours, gently rinse with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 oz. of warm water).
  • Brush your teeth lightly, not completely. For two to three days, avoid the surgical region.

Swelling

  • After surgery, swelling is a typical physiological response. Within 48 hours of operation, swelling reaches its peak and lasts for around four to six days.
  • For the first 12 hours after surgery, place cold packs on the surgical site to reduce swelling and maybe make the area more comfortable.

Rest

  • For three days, abstain from vigorous exertion.

Bruising

  • You might see some light bruising where your operation was. This is not alarming and, for some people, is normal.

Stiffness

  • Following surgery, you can have jaw muscle stiffness and restricted mouth opening. This is typical and ought to become better after 5–10 days.

Stitches

  • If stitches were used, they could need to be removed in about a week. If doing so is required, your doctor will let you know.

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