WHAT to do About Pain, bite adjustments &when to call us
Eighty-five percent of patients NEED BITE ADJUSTMENTS after treatment from fillings, crowns or root canals. If there’s any pain when you chew or if the bite feels off or you’re sensitive to cold or hot, it’s important to call us IMMEDIATELY to make an appointment for a “bite adjustment,” otherwise the inflammation can kill the tooth.
You should not be in severe pain. If you are, call us.
Shots cause internal bruising so you could be a little sore for a few days. If we haven’t already prescribed pain pills, we always recommend taking up to four-200mg Advil (or Ibuprofen) every six hours for a day or two.
It’s important to come back every six months. Regular teeth cleanings prevent plaque buildup and can reveal small cavities that require no shots and are completely painless to repair.
You only need to put a little dot of gel (about this size O ) on the front side of each tooth impression on the dental tray. The gel will spread to cover the entire front side of the tooth.
For the best outcome, wear your trays every day for at least forty-five minutes. Depending upon your sensitivity, you can wear them up to four hours.
Put the trays in, then immediately take them out. Wipe off any gel on your gums, then put your trays back in. Whitening gel on the gums could lead to sensitivity.
Swishing with fluoride toothpaste for five minutes immediately after whitening will help decrease any sensitivity significantly.
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