Home Care Instructions
After Dental Treatment
Remember that it will take some time to adjust to your treatment. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed it may take several days for the facial muscles to fully adapt to the new position to feel normal. If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office at Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction Phone Number 781-487-1111 so we can schedule an appointment to adjust it for you.
It is often normal to experience mild cold sensitivity after having treatment. The teeth require some time to heal after being restored and may be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days. Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication (one tablet of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) every 4 hours) should ease any residual discomfort.
If you are having extensive restorative treatment or Invisalign treatment, don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and be speaking normal. You may also notice increased salivation. This is a natural response when the size and shape of teeth is altered. This should subside to normal in about a week.
Any food that can crack, chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to restored teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (peanut brittle, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain such as coffee, red wine, tea and berries.
Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work to succeed. We recommend brushing twice daily with a power toothbrush and once daily with a comfortable floss such as Glide.