Post-Op Instructions

Post-Op Instructions

When it comes to the best possible outcomes for dental treatment and even surgery, it is highly important to following any post-op instructions provided. At Seven Dental you will receive specific information regarding your post-op instructions, and we also make sure to cover any questions you may have. Here is some information about post-op instructions for common treatments at Seven Dental:

Root Canal Therapy

Following root canal therapy, it is important to take any medications or antibiotics which have been prescribed to you. We recommend eating carefully and only chewing food on the side of your mouth which did not receive treatment. Medication and an ice pack may be used to reduce any swelling or discomfort.

Dental Crowns/Bridges

Following dental crown or bridge treatment, many patients report that the new dental work feels weird in the mouth. After about a week you should notice that it is feeling like part of your natural smile. If any issues persist, we’d be happy to take a look and correct any problems. For any swelling or discomfort, warm salt rinses, medication, and an ice pack can be used.

Bonding/White Fillings

Following tooth-colored dental bonding or white filling placement, it is important to avoid any hot or cold beverages for a few days; this will help the material harden. If you notice any issues with your bite or new tooth, just let us know.

Scaling & Root Planing

Following periodontal scaling and root planing, irritation and soreness are common. We recommend avoiding any hard or sticky foods for 2-3 days. Warm salt rinses should be performed 2-3 times a day following the procedure. At home dental care should resume following the procedure, however, make sure to be gentle.


Following receiving dental veneers, your new smile may feel a bit weird for a few days, however, within a week, your veneers should feel like part of your natural smile. If you notice any bite issues or problems with your new veneers, just let us know so we can address the problem.

If you experience any abnormal symptoms following any treatment at Seven Dental, do not hesitate to contact our practice immediately.

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