Post Operative Instructions

After dental treatment it is common for some discomfort. After extensive dental treatment we have some useful recommendations:

  • Take it easy after the treatment, particularly after extractions.
  • Anesthesia (numbness) can last for a few hours after the procedure. It is very important that children are carefully supervised so that they do not cause damage to their numb cheek, lips or tongue.
  • Panadol or Nurofen usually provide sufficient relief over the coming days.
  • Bleeding after an extraction can occur. This can be settled with pressure over the site – the sterile gauze we give you after an extraction is useful – place this over the site and bite down for 20 minutes.
  • Warm salty water mouthrinses are very helpful for healing after a dentist clean or extractions. A teaspoon of salt in a tumbler of warm water is an effective mouthrinse. Use this gently for a few days after your procedure.

If you would like more information about your post operative care or would like to book an appointment with Chermside Family Dental, please call us on 07 3350 3530 or contact us online.