Dr. Jay Patel Dentist at Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Dental Clinic, serves the communities of Seton, Mahogany, Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton & Surrounding Areas
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SETON CALGARY SE
Leaving a healthy footprint on your smile.

in-office teeth whitening

Did you just whiten your teeth? Follow these recommendations for the best results
  • Do not eat or drink anything that is likely to cause staining for 24-48 hours for maximum results
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Red wine
    • Tobacco products
    • Berries
    • Dark soft drinks…
  • Use vitamin E oil if your lips or gums become sensitive and/or a sensitive toothpaste (e.g. Sensodyne)
  • Use ibuprofen if you experience tooth sensitivity
  • Avoid prescription mouth rinses for 48 hours

tooth extraction

To ensure that your tooth extraction heals successfully, follow these instructions from Seton family dentist, Dr. Jay Patel, carefully.

It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a tooth extraction, but call us right away if you have:

  • Heavy or increased bleeding
  • Pain or swelling that increases or continues beyond 2-3 days
  • A bad taste or odour in your mouth
  • A reaction to the medication
  • Marked fever

During the first 24 hours

  • It is important that a blood clot forms on the extraction site to stop bleeding, reduce pain, and speed healing. To protect the clot and avoid the pain of a dry socket:

    • Bite on a gauze pad firmly for 20-45 minutes. Blood and saliva mix in the mouth and make it look like there is more bleeding than there really is. Some oozing is normal; however, after 1 hour, repeat with a clean gauze pad if oozing is profuse. The site could ooze for as long as 24 hours.
    • Don’t spit, and don’t suck on candies or through a straw.
    • Don’t rinse your mouth, and don’t brush or floss next to the site.
    • Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Avoid tobacco for at least 72 hours because it slows healing.
    • Don’t sneeze or cough. Have sinus or allergy medication on hand if necessary.
    • Limit yourself to calm activities and elevate your head with pillows when you lie down to reduce bleeding.
    • Don’t drink hot, carbonated, or alcoholic drinks. Also avoid hot or spicy foods.

    To control discomfort, take pain medication before the anesthetic has worn off or as recommended for 3-5 days.

    To keep swelling to a minimum, use an ice pack over the area, 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.

    The numbness will last 2-4 hours. Once it has worn off completely,  drink lots of fluids and eat only soft nutritious foods, chewing on the opposite side.

After the first 24 hours

Begin to eat normally as soon as it’s comfortable.

Resume brushing and flossing, but clean gently around the site for about a week.

If antibiotics were prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone.

Reduce soreness and swelling, by applying moist heat. Swelling usually starts to go down after 48 hours.

Further reduce swelling by rinsing your mouth very gently with warm salt water after 3 days. Use about one teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water. Rinse 2 to 3 times a day for the week following the extraction.

If you have sutures, they will dissolve on their own in 2-3 weeks. If required, you may visit the office to have them removed after 2 weeks.

Dry Socket: Can occur if the clot is dissolved and lost prematurely. This usually happens around day 3-5. Pain and throbbing will occur and usually will resolve without intervention in 3-5 days. Call the office if there’s still pain after day 5.

Bone: You may feel a piece of bone work its way out of your gums. This is normal, call the office if you are concerned.

fluoride varnish

A fluoride varnish was used today for your fluoride treatment. The fluoride varnish safely provides optimal protection, delivering the highest fluoride concentration possible to the tooth surface. The fluoride varnish may appear white and pasty on the tooth surface.

To obtain the maximum benefit, we ask that you follow these recommendations after you leave the office.

 

  • Avoid eating and drinking for an hour.
  • Avoid brushing or flossing for at least 4-6 hours.
  • If possible, wait until tomorrow morning to resume normal oral hygiene. Any residual fluoride varnish will be removed with thorough brushing and flossing the following day.
  • If you must eat, then eat a soft food diet for the next 4-6 hours.
  • Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol (beverages, oral rinses) for at least 4-6 hours.
  • If you use a prescribed fluoride toothpaste (Prevident) do not use for 2 days following treatment

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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any pa ent can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Dr. Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Seton Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment op ons, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, dentures, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Seton, we proudly serve southeast SE Calgary communities such as: Mahogany, New Brighton, Auburn Bay, Chaparral, and Cranston.
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