Resource Videos - What You Need to Know

Tooth Extraction Care Post-Operative Instructions

Refer to your post-operative instructions. Make sure to replace your gauze to keep the site clean. Take Tylenol or Ibuprofen as needed every 4-6 hours. Keep the site clean by rinsing with salt water to remove food debris. Gently brush teeth to keep extraction site clean. Be sure to schedule your follow up appointment to have the dentist check on the extraction site.

Post-Treatment Instruction for In-Office Teeth Whitening

After receiving your professional in-office whitening treatment, the whitening effect will continue after you leave the office. To assist in maintaining the effect, be sure to avoid foods and drinks that are dark in color, like red wine, coffee and tea.

Post-Operative Instruction for Scaling and Root Planing Procedure

Once you have completed your scaling and root planing procedure be sure to follow the post-operative instructions:

1. If you experience soreness, you may take an over-the-counter Ibuprofen

2. Be sure to schedule your periodontal maintenance cleaning

3. Periodontal maintenance cleaning is imperative to maintain the healthy effects of the scaling and root planing procedure

What Type of Floss if Right for You?

There are several types of floss on the market today, but what type of floss is right for your teeth? Let's take a look; floss picks or floss with holders, tape, thicker wax floss, yarn floss and water flossers.

 

Flossing is an important part of your daily hygiene, picking the right floss can make flossing more effective.