Oral Hygiene Tips
1. ORAL HYGIENE TIPS
- Place the toothbrush at a 45°angle along the gum line towards the teeth area.
- Make small circular movements without moving the toothbrush from tooth to tooth. This procedure is followed by the buccal and the lingual / palatal side (from the "outer" and the "inner" side of the teeth).
- Brush thoroughly all chewing surfaces.
- For the proper cleaning of the inner side of the front teeth, the toothbrush should be positioned vertically.
- Additionally, clean between the teeth using dental floss or interdental brushes using the size that we previously suggested you.
- Finally, use mouthwash according to our suggestion.
- The electric toothbrush users should follow the same process without making the circular motion, leaving this task to the toothbrush.
2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR the USE of occlusal SPLINTSSplints should be used mainly during the night. At the first few days of use you may experience increased production of saliva, nausea and unwittingly biting on the cheek. You may also feel numbness on your teeth, especially after removing the splint in the morning. These problems disappear once you get used to the splint.
In the morning, after removing the splint, you may feel that your teeth do not articulate properly. This means that the muscles in the mouth area have begun to loosen. If so, you may need a slight adjustment of occlusion, which will be taken care of in one of your follow-up appointments.
On your follow-ups you should always have the splint with you.
The splint must be cleaned under running water with a toothbrush and liquid soap. Of course the splint must be placed only on clean teeth.
3. INSTRUCTIONS AFTER INTRAORAL SURGERYLeave the gauze that we previously placed in your mouth for an hour. Should the bleeding continue rinse with cold water and place new gauze in the area. Bite that gauze and continue doing so until the bleeding stops.
Placing cold compresses on the face (ice pack wrapped in a towel) corresponding to the operated area should limit the swelling which will begin to form shortly after surgery. Place the compresses for two hours after the operation, externally with intervals of 15’ to 20 '.
At the day of the surgery do not rinse your mouth, except for changing the gauze. Do not tamper the wound and stiches with your fingers or tongue.
On the day of the surgery you may eat only cold and liquid foods (yogurt, ice cream, juices, creams, milk).
You can take a painkiller when numbness subsides (approximately one hour after surgery). Should the pain insist you might take a painkiller every 4-6 hours.
You may take antibiotics if we prescribe them to you and only then.
After the operation swelling may occur but this is normal. The swelling should be more extensive on the second day of the surgery. The swelling may be accompanied with difficulty in opening the mouth and swallowing.
At the next day of the surgery carefully rinse your mouth with either warm salt water or chamomile or even a mild antiseptic solution and brush your teeth carefully until the day where the stitches will be cut. The food that you will consume after surgery must be soft regardless of the temperature.
Suture removal will take place in eight days.