Home Care Instructions

Post Operative Instructions For Dental Extraction

BLEEDING Leave the gauze over the socket for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, holding it in place with moderate biting pressure to control the bleeding. The gauze is in your mouth only to exert pressure on the extraction site, not to soak up the blood or saliva. This gauze is acting as a band-aid. Changing the gauze more […]

Post Operative Instructions For fillings

1. Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off. 2. Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on […]

Post Operative Instructions For Implants

BLEEDING Minor bleeding may continue for 24-48 hours, in some individuals without need for alarm. Small amounts of blood in the saliva appear to be large amounts of blood are usually no cause for concern. If oozing continues after the gauze has been removed, place folded gauze over the site and bite to put FIRM pressure for an additional 30 […]

All you need to know about extractions and dental surgery

At Lakewood Dental of Colorado, it is vital to us that our patients are informed along every step of their treatment. If so, they will be prepared and, most important, they can have the chance to ask questions. Therefore, future potential patients can check some information as a brief point for researching procedures and, at the same time, generate a […]

All you need to know after a dental procedure.

Following instructions is vital after undergoing oral surgery. So, in order to ensure proper healing and to avoid complications, a patient should always wait at least two hours after surgery before having regular food. This primary measure lets the anesthesia to wear off. If this period before eating is not respected, the patient may suffer soft tissue damage because the […]

Appropriate brushing and flossing in 4 simple steps

Brushing Step 1 Take your toothbrush and put it at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Step 2 Following a circular motion, brush your teeth gently. Step 3 Be sure of brushing the outer and inner surfaces of each tooth. Do the same with the chewing surfaces. Step 4 Do not miss the inner surface of your front teeth using […]

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