Surgical Instructions

Surgical Instructions

Do you have an upcoming dental surgery in Phoenix, AZ with Seven Dental? You may be wondering what to do prior and following your surgery. Here is some brief information about what you should do before and after common procedures, you will also receive specific instructions from your dentist at Seven Dental following any treatment.

Before Anesthesia

Prior to undergoing anesthesia for dental surgery, it is important to make sure you do not drink anything at least 8 hours prior. You should also refrain from smoking for 12 hours prior to undergoing dental surgery.

After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Following wisdom tooth removal, it is important to leave the gauze in place for at least 45 minutes. You should refrain from using straws, rinsing your mouth and smoking for at least 24 hours. We recommend limiting activity for at least 24 hours following your wisdom tooth removal.

After Impacted Tooth Removal

Following the removal of an impacted tooth swelling, discomfort and minimal bleeding are expected. We recommend using an ice pack/cold compress along with your prescribed pain medication to reduce symptoms. Be careful when eating for a few days following your impacted tooth removal.

After Multiple Tooth Extractions

Following multiple tooth extractions, it is common to experience swelling, discomfort pain and even bruising. We recommend taking it easy for at least 24 hours and being extremely careful when you decide to eat. You should avoid using straws, rinsing the mouth and smoking as well for at least 24 hours.

After Dental Implant Surgery

Following dental implant surgery, we recommend that you rest for at least 48 to 72 hours. If you have received upper dental implants, refrain from blowing your nose for 2 weeks. You should drink plenty of fluids, take medication as prescribed and use an ice pack to reduce swelling and discomfort. Avoid chewing directly on any bone grafted areas or areas that may be sore.

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