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DSPD Safety Protocol
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.
HABITS - a difficult matter * but try not to suck any objects or fingers. Further pressure on the injured tooth will likely delay healing.
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.