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POST-OP DENTAL TRAUMA INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERMANENT TEETH

 

PAIN - a liquid pain reliever such as Motrin or Tylenol is recommended to control discomfort.

 

DIET -  a soft diet is recommended for the next 6 weeks.  In particular, avoid using the injured tooth for biting or tearing.  Cut up hard foods like apples and carrots and use your uninjured teeth to chew.

 

SPORTS - try to avoid any further injury to the damaged tooth, especially in the next few weeks.  If you have a sports mouth guard, please wear it!  If you do not have a sports mouth guard, one can be made for you after your injured tooth has stabilized.

 

MOUTHCARE - excellent oral hygiene is needed to facilitate the healing process.  Run your toothbrush under warm water to make the bristles softer for gentle brushing.  Rinsing with Perioguard will help keep bacterial growth under control.  Rinsing after every meal is recommended.