POST-OPERATION ADVICE

INFO ABOUT CHILDREN

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Post-operation advice

  1. DO NOT SMOKE 24 to 48 hours after your surgery to maximize the success rate of the treatment. Nicotine may cause the procedure to fail.
  2. During the 2 hours following the operation, abstain from eating or drinking.
  3. It is very important to apply an ice pack wrapped with a damp towel at least 15 minutes every hour for the first 24 hours. Slight swelling and ecchymosis (bruising) on the face are probable and normal.
  4. Swelling may occur, reaching a maximum over 48 to 72 hours after the surgery and will disappear over the following days. Hot compresses may be applied, 15 minutes per hour, to help to reduce swelling.
  5. Discoloration of the skin may occur, which is normal and no treatment is needed. Everything will return to order without about 2 weeks.
  6. Do not rinse out your mouth within the first 48 hours. Then, you may rinse out your mouth using a medicated mouthwash during the following 2 weeks (twice a day or depending on the prescription).
  7. Do not drink with a straw in the 24 hours following your surgery because suction may damage the affected region and delay the healing process.
  8. Do not spit during the 24 hours following the surgery.
  9. It is normal for saliva to be tinged with blood for a few hours. In case of prolonged bleeding, replace the gauze compress with a damp teabag and apply slight pressure to the jaw for a period of 2 hours.
  10. Restrict your diet to cold liquids during the first 48 hours. During this period, avoid spicy foods. Your diet must be soft (mashed vegetables, soup, yogurt, applesauce, pasta, eggs) for the first 3 weeks (example: nothing crunchy).
  11. AVOID EXERTION and any excessive activity (sport) for the 1st week following your surgery.
  12. 48 hours after the surgery, carefully clean the operated region with chlorhexidine (prescription mouthwash) and cotton swabs 3 to 4 times a day. You may brush your teeth carefully, paying close attention not to brush the sensitive region.
  13. To rinse out your mouth, use a prescription mouthwash (if you have no more mouthwash, use a mixture of ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water). Do not use commercial mouthwash.
  14. Stiches are non-absorbable and we will remove them at your checkup 7 to 10 days later.
To set a fixed prosthesis (crown, veneer, CEREC bridge), we use a cement that sets instantly, but which also requires a period of rest before effective action. This is why you must abstain from eating with your fixed prosthesis for a duration of 24 hours.

Adjustments may be necessary if you have discomfort or pain 48 hours after cementing. We invite you to contact us to make an appointment in order to adjust your occlusion.

Congratulations! You’ve just undertaken an orthodontic treatment! Even though retainers are smaller than in previous generation, you may feel some pain in your cheeks. Feel free to apply orthodontic wax contained in your pouch onto the retainer bothering your until it is fully healed or until you feel comfortable. You can also rinse out your mouth with salty water (8 ounces of water and ½ teaspoon of salt) to aid in healing.

With regard to Invisalign shells, wounds are rare, but may be present depending on the position of your teeth and the shells placed on top of them. If you feel discomfort, apply orthodontic wax wherever you feel the injury.

You’ve probably received a prescription for antibiotics to fight the bacteria living in your tooth. 24 to 48 hours need to pass in order for them to be effective. Discomfort may be normal and may vary depending on the person. If you feel sensitivity or pain during this period, take some Advil if your health allows for it, or even Tylenol. After this time, contact us if the pain continues.

Info about children

It is recommended to make your child’s first appointment at the Alain Cyr family dentist clinic starting at the age of 2.

At this first appointment, the dentist and dental hygienist will make sure to establish a relationship of trust with your child and will check all his teeth, do a cleaning, check brushing and flossing techniques with you.

About 50% of the population is at least somewhat afraid of the dentist. It is important not to pass on this fear to your children. Information and positive attitude will reassure your children and will be beneficial to them in the future. Your cooperation is important before, during and after the visit.

Before the first visit

  • There are lots of storybooks about a character experiencing their first visit to the dentist, to take the time to read one of them to your child.
  • Explain to your child what the dentist does.
  • The night before, go through the steps of the visit.
  • Never tell your child that they will experience any pain or discomfort during the dentist appointment.

During the visit

  • You may be asked to sit in the dentist chair to hold your child onto you during the examination.
  • For older children, you may be asked to return to the waiting room once the first contact is made.
  • Really listen to instructions and suggestion about oral hygiene treatments to be done to your child.
  • At all times, it is important to have a positive attitude about the appointment.
  • Ask to make the next appoint within six months.

After the visit

  • Make sure your child brushes their teeth at least twice a day or after every meal.
  • Make sure they floss once a day.
  • Supervise your child’s diet and suggest foods low in sugar.

Up to the age of 10, make sure your child’s teeth are brushed in the evening before going to bed.

It is important to know that our teeth are completely formed at birth. Teeth are simply hidden underneath our gums, and only start to grow starting at the age of six months and will stop growing at around 3 years of age. This is why parents must respect certain rules of oral hygiene with their children.

From birth to about the age of six months, you just need to gently rub the gums your infant using a damp cloth after every feeding. This will help to remove the sticky film (plaque) that may damage teeth. When teeth begin to break, just clean them using a tooth brush with soft bristles. The quantity of toothpaste must be no bigger than a pea, and you must make sure your child spits out all of it following brushing.

Even though it may not be easy to stop sucking on their thumb or pacifier, we strongly suggest explaining to your child starting at around the age of 3 that they must stop it.

Between the aged of two and six, we recommend closely supervising the way your child brushes their teeth, to ensure that the technique used is the right one. If you want to use fluorinated toothpaste, do not exceed a dose of 500 ppm. In children older than 6, fluorinated toothpaste of 1000 ppm may be used, following the recommendation of your dentist.

Furthermore, pay special attention to the teeth located in the back of the mouth because they are often overlooked during brushing. Also, children between the ages of 6 and 13 are more susceptible to developing cavities in their molars and premolars, so applying a dental sealant is often the best solution to prevent the infiltration of bacteria through grooves on the occlusal surface.

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