Post-Operative Instructions

Aftercare Instructions for Botox treatment

After receiving Botox, it is recommended to avoid exercising and sweating on the same day to enhance the effectiveness and reduce the risk of injected material dispersing outside the body or shifting away from the injection site. Bruising is a rare side effect that may occur.

It is advisable to refrain from consuming alcohol if possible.

For the first 2 weeks following treatment, avoid skin treatments in the same area such as facials and dermal fillers.

Extractions and Surgical Procedures

After an extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. This is why we ask you to bite down on a gauze pad for 30 - 45 minutes after the extraction. If any bleeding or oozing continues after you remove the gauze pad, place another gauze pad and bite down firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times for the bleeding to stop.

After the blood clot forms, it is important to protect it for the next 72 hours. Please do not:

  • Smoke
  • Eat hot or spicy foods
  • Drink alcoholic beverages
  • Suck through a straw
  • Rinse or spit vigorously
  • Clean the teeth next to the extraction site

These activities will dislodge the clot and slow down the healing process. Only perform calm activities for 3 - 5 days to keep blood pressure low and reduce bleeding. Applying an ice pack to the extraction and surrounding area will reduce pain and swelling. The swelling will begin to subside on its own after 48 hours.

Use pain medication only as directed, and please call the office if the pain is not manageable with consistent use. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone. Drink plenty of fluids and eat only soft nutritious foods following the extraction. You may begin eating normally as soon as it is comfortable, we advise waiting at least 72 hours.

Gently rinse your mouth with salt water three times a day, beginning the day after the extraction. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt in a cup of warm water, rinse - swish - spit gently. Rinse after every meal to keep food out of the extraction site. It is very important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours; this should include brushing your teeth and tongue and flossing at least once a day. This will accelerate the healing process and keep your breath and mouth fresh.

Zoom Whitening

  • Use petroleum jelly or other lip balm on your lips to restore moisture
  • Should you experience pain after your whitening treatment, you may use fluoride rinse and sensodyne toothpaste. Please call the office if you have any questions
  • Take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) if you experience jaw pain or tooth sensitivity
  • In order to ensure long lasting results, avoid food and drinks that stain your teeth for the next 2-3 days. Examples include, but are not limited to: ketchup, mustard, coffee, tea, tobacco products, cola, red wine, soy sauce, berries, and red sauce
  • Brush and floss twice daily

Invisalign Instructions

  • Use your fingers to place the aligners over your front teeth, and then use your fingers to push the aligner down gently over your molars. Do not bite aligners into place
  • Remove the aligner by pulling it off both sides of your back teeth simultaneously then lifting it off of your front teeth
  • Place your aligners in the case we provided when they are not being worn. Do not place them in a napkin or tissue
  • Wear each set of aligners for 1 week unless instructed otherwise
  • Aligners must be worn 22 hours per day or your treatment may not be as effective
  • Wear aligners in the correct numerical order (Each bag of aligners is labeled by number)
  • Keep aligners in except when flossing, brushing, eating. It’s also best to remove the aligners when drinking warm beverages such as coffee or tea
  • Brush and floss after eating and before putting aligners back in
  • It is recommended to have cleanings every 3 months during Invisalign treatment
  • Clean aligners with a toothbrush and leftover toothpaste after brushing or use cleaning crystals provided with your introductory kit
  • Only use cold water on your aligners. Do not use hot or warm water because it can distort them
  • Do not use denture cleaner, alcohol, mouthwash, or anything abrasive to clean your aligners
  • Do not smoke while wearing your aligners
  • If you lose one of your aligners, please wear the next set. If you do not have the next set, please wear the previous tray. It is important to use a tray to keep teeth from shifting. Call our office to let us know which tray was lost so that we can determine if a replacement tray is needed
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