Surgery Post-Operative Instructions

Surgery Post-Operative Instructions

Your local anesthesia will wear off in four to eight hours. If applicable, begin using the chlorhexidine mouth rinse the day after your surgery, rinsing twice a day for a week. Apply ice to the surgical site for fifteen minutes on, fifteen minutes off for four to six hours after surgery.

You may follow your normal home care (tooth brushing/flossing) routine except avoid the surgical site for a few days. Eat meals at regular intervals but avoid food that may traumatize the incision site. Avoid spicy and hot (temperature) foods. Good foods are eggs, soup, pancakes, milkshakes or yogurt. Sleep with two pillows to slightly elevate your head during the first night.

We know that you are anxious to see the results of your surgery, but please do not forcibly pull your lips or cheeks away to inspect the surgical site. This action could possibly tear your sutures.

Call us immediately if you experience significant swelling or discomfort. In case the doctor needs to call in a prescription, have your pharmacy number handy. We will send a record of your treatment including radiographs to your general dentist. 

Please return to our office for evaluation of healing on the date indicated on your receipt or appointment card. In most cases, this visit is very brief.

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At Advanced Endodontics of Nevada, we’re committed to providing high quality, evidence based, endodontic therapy to our patients. We accept patient referrals from all local dentists and we also work with patients directly. If you think you may be in need of a root canal or root canal therapy please contact our office, and our team will be sure to get you scheduled at your earliest convenience.