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Post Extraction Care
Keep gauze compressed between teeth for 20 minutes
Apply ice externally to the area for 20 min, then take a 10 minute break and repeat as necessary, while changing the positioning and the pressure you apply
Remove gauze then drink something cold or have an ice cream (with no topping nor nuts).
If bleeding continues, place a fresh and lightly moist gauze (alternatively, you may use a cool and moist tea bag) and compress between teeth for another 20 min, and reapply ice externally as before
Do not blow your nose, spit with force, or suck through a straw. This may disturb the blood clot.
Do not gargle with mouthwash
SMOKING will complicate and delay healing. Please refrain from smoking for at least 2 days
You may experience slightly blood stained saliva or a feeling of swelling or jaw joint pain for over 24 hours
After 24 hours, do salt water rinses (ratio of 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of warm water). Gently rinse with the entire content of the cup. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day for 3 days following the extractions
Eat soft food, which is at room temperature; avoiding foods containing small grains or nuts.
In the unlikely event that you experience persistent bleeding, any foul smell, swelling, fever or excruciating pain - contact us
Perio Protect Tray Instructions
Hold the trays open side up. Place one drop of Peroxyl gel into every tooth indentation and 1 drop of the antibiotic into every other indentation.
Only a small amount of medication(s) is used since the trays do not have extra room and have a special fit.
Take the small brush included in your kit and spread the gel and medications throughout the tooth indentations. Rinse brush.
Place the tray into your mouth so the appliance covers all the teeth and fully seats in place.
Rinse your mouth and spit out the excess medication(s).
The seal should completely seat against the gums so the medication(s) are directed into the periodontal pocket, delivering the antimicrobial agent directly to the source of the infection.
The system is worn for the prescribed time as determined by your doctor.
_____6 + times per day for 15-20 minutes
_____6 times per day for 15-20 minutes
_____4 times per day for 15-20 minutes
_____3 times per day for 10-15 minutes
_____2 times per week for 5-10 minutes
8. Remove and rinse your appliance in COOL water. DO NOT USE HOT WATER!
9. You may rinse your mouth with water or any mouth rinse materials to remove any residual medication(s)or remaining materials.
10. Place your PERIO PROTECT TRAYS back into the container and replace all medications, brush, etc. until next use.
After Receiving a New Denture
Using your new Dentures:
Getting used to your new dentures takes time. If you were to have an artificial leg you wouldn't expect to be able to run with it the first day. A denture is the same, it requires getting used to. Please don't be discouraged if you have some problems.
At the beginning a soft - not sticky - diet is recommended. Work up to harder foods and more difficult to chew foods, over time.
Try to chew on both sides at once rather than on just one side as this will help stop the dentures from tipping from side to side.
When biting into something with front teeth, use your tongue to hold the back of the upper denture and this will help maintain suction.
Cut food into small pieces and take small bites. It's easier to chew and you won't have to open wide and displace the lower denture.
The upper stays in with suction and the lower sits over the ridge but floats. It takes some practice to manage this, but have patience.
Speech may be affected but again, with practice, it soon becomes normal.
Taking Care of Your New Dentures:
Dentures must be brushed and rinsed. Regular toothpaste and brush will work most of the time and a denture brush can be used on stubborn stains. Do not brush forcefully on the tissue surface of the denture as it may wear it out over time. Tablets can be used as well as brushing to clean the dentures.
Don't use caustic powders or liquids. Bleach can cause damage to the denture.
Leaving dentures out at night is a good practice. It allows the tissues under the dentures to recover from supporting the denture.
When leaving a denture out, always leave them in the denture box. Pets love to chew them, and will, given a chance.
If you have a persistent sore spot, please give our office a call for an adjustment appointment. Don't just stop wearing them. Adjustments to dentures are included in the cost for 30 days after fitting, after this time a fee may be charged for attention to any problems.