Recommendations for removable, implant-free constructions

Recommendations for patients after installation of removable, conditionally removable orthopedic structures, prostheses with fixation on the implant
  • Removable, conditionally removable orthopedic structures (clasp prostheses, partial and full removable prostheses), prostheses with fixation on implants require getting used to them longer than other dental structures. Usually they get used to and adapt to them within a month.
  • After installation of prostheses in the first few days there is an increased salivation which, in due course, independently normalizes. Diction is also disturbed. Phonetic discomfort gradually disappears. To speed up the habituation, it is recommended to talk a lot or read aloud, say patter.
  • Almost always at the beginning of use of such prostheses there are painful sensations in gums. If such feelings occur, it is necessary to consult a doctor for correction. Usually there are 3-5 such corrections. If pain is absent, it is still necessary to see a doctor for a follow-up examination.
  • In the first time of using prostheses it is possible to bite the cheeks or tongue. It is connected with loss of a tone of their muscles. In order to eliminate this trouble, careful use and myogymnastics (for example, inflating the cheeks) are recommended (for the first time).
  • With such orthopedic constructions it is necessary to learn to chew again. It is necessary to begin with soft food, gradually increasing its hardness. It is necessary to remember that removable and conditionally removable designs can restore no more than 70% of masticatory efficiency. Therefore, eating solid foods is prohibited. For example, apples need to be cut into small pieces. Eating carrots or cabbage is highly undesirable – it can damage the structure.
  • Hygienic care for dentures should be even more thorough than for your teeth – they should be cleaned twice a day. After each meal you need to rinse your mouth with clean water, and if the structure is removable, rinse it under running water. Fully removable structures should be removed at night and placed in water boxes in which tablets should be dissolved for cleaning (Corega, Protefix and others). Clean prosthetic structures are the key to their long-term operation. In case of breakage or cracks it is necessary to address to the doctor for their repair.
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation is a very complex and precise process, any non-compliance with the doctor’s recommendations can lead to a decrease in the shelf life of orthopedic structures and complications.

Recommendations after restoration

Recommendations for patients after dental restoration

Immediately after treatment of caries or restoration of teeth it is possible:

 

  1. Feeling of discomfort in the area of the treated tooth;
  2. Inconvenience when biting a tooth, which should pass in 2-3 days. If you do not get used to it, you need to see a doctor.
  3. Occurrence of tooth sensitivity to cold or hot. These feelings should disappear within a few days. To speed up their elimination, it is recommended to use toothpastes to relieve hypersensitivity – Sensodyne, Lacalut Sensitive, Tooth Mousse and others. If hypersensitivity persists for two weeks, consult a doctor.
  4. Soreness when biting. It should disappear within 2 weeks. If this does not happen, also see a doctor.
  5. Swelling, redness and soreness of the gums are normal and will go away in a few days. To relieve inflammation, it is recommended to rinse with antiseptic solutions that do not stain fresh restorations (Givalex, Stomatidine) or use anti-inflammatory ointments, such as Metrogil dent, Metrodent.
  6. Phonetic disorders, if the front teeth were restored. To eliminate this phenomenon, it is desirable to talk a lot and read aloud.
  7. Immediately after restoration, its color and transparency may not match the hard tissues of the tooth (filling differs from tooth tissues). This phenomenon has minutes during the week when the tooth enamel is saturated with moisture. If this does not happen, the restoration will need to be corrected.

Restoration care:

 

  1. The first 3-4 days after tooth restoration, a “white diet” is indicated, ie foods that may stain restorations (Coca-cola, Pepsi, cognac, red wine, dark chocolate, strong coffee, hookah and others) should be excluded. If you have used such products, you should rinse your mouth with clean water.
  2. You should brush your teeth twice a day – in the morning and in the evening after eating. It is desirable to use a soft or medium-hard toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpastes in which the RDA index is not more than 30-40 (Sensodyne, Biorepair, Emofluor, etc.).
  3. Twice a year it is necessary to carry out professional hygiene of an oral cavity. If you are going to do this procedure in another clinic, the hygienist should be warned about the presence of restorations.
  4. It is desirable to avoid biting too hard food, biting threads and more (this should not be done with your teeth).

Contact your doctor if you experience the following symptoms:

 

– the appearance of acute throbbing pain that does not disappear during the day;

– food jam between teeth;

– if the seal is rough or scratches soft tissues.

Recommendations after endodontics

Recommendations for patients after endodontic treatment

Root canal treatment is a serious dental procedure that saves a tooth. It consists in removing infected tissues from the root canal, machining the canals and filling the canal with a special filling material.

 

To make the treatment more comfortable, we suggest following your doctor’s recommendations:

  1. Endodontic treatment is often performed under anesthesia. Numbness on the upper jaw can last for 1-2 hours, on the lower jaw much longer, for 2 -4 hours, depending on your anatomical features. Try not to eat at this time, so as not to damage (bite) the soft tissues of the cheeks, tongue, lips.
  2. After cessation of anesthesia, there may be aching pain and (or) pain when biting the tooth. This is due to the body’s natural biological response to the intervention and the presence of therapeutic or filling material in the canal (s) of the tooth, as well as depends on the degree of inflammation already present at the time of your treatment in the tissues surrounding the roots. These feelings may persist for several days.
  3. We recommend for this period: to limit the masticatory load on the treated tooth, if necessary, you can take a painkiller, which is recommended by a doctor (Nimesil, Dexalgin according to the instructions for use). If the pain worsens, edema appears, the temperature rises (more than 38º), it is necessary to consult a doctor immediately.
  4. YOU CAN’T HEAT YOUR TEETH!
  5. If the temporary seal interferes or falls out, a doctor should be consulted immediately to prevent the infection from entering the root canal (s).
  6. After endodontic treatment, the tooth crown is weakened. To prevent the formation of chips, cracks, fractures of the tooth, which according to absolute medical indications require removal, it is recommended to permanently restore the tooth with a filling, or inlay, or artificial crown for 2 weeks after endodontic treatment. This will avoid re-infection of the root canal, prevent tooth decay and restore the anatomical shape and function, chewing in general.

What complications may occur during or after treatment?

 

  • Breakage of the endodontic instrument in the root canal.
  • Getting the washing solution behind the top of the root or maxillary sinus.
  • Occurrence of edema or periapical abscess.
  • Formation of perforation of the root wall.
  • Removal of excess filling material outside the root canal.

Such complications, if they occur, are sometimes not pleasant enough, but do not endanger life or general health. In case of any complications, the clinic staff makes every effort to eliminate them.

Recommendations for fixed orthopedic structures

Recommendations for patients after installation of fixed orthopedic structures:
  1. After installation of orthopedic structures it is not allowed to eat or drink water for 2 hours.

Adaptation to the installed artificial crowns and bridges takes 3-5 days, so you have to get used to them at this time. The first few days can even be changed diction. This happens after prosthetics of the front teeth, which affect diction and phonetics. To speed up adaptation, it is recommended to talk more or read aloud. Final adaptation and habituation usually occurs within 3 weeks. If you feel an overestimation of the bite in 3-4 days after fixing the structure, you must immediately see a doctor.

 

  1. After fixation of orthopedic structures, the gums are usually swollen and red. Within a few days, they become normal and occupy their appropriate position relative to the edge of the structure.
  2. Artificial teeth, like natural ones, require careful care.

You need to brush your teeth twice a day: in the morning after eating and in the evening, before going to bed!

The spaces between the teeth and the crowns should be cleaned with an oral irrigator or brushes to be selected by a doctor. The use of dental floss is indicated only in cases where coarse-grained food is stuck. It is desirable to rinse your mouth with special rinses. In their absence – plain water after each meal. Irregular or improper brushing leads to inflammation of the gums, their recession and exposure of the crown.

  1. Artificial teeth, as well as their natural ones, are forbidden to eat super-hard food (gnawing nuts, lollipops, ice), as well as biting threads or unscrewing any objects. This can lead to ceramic breakage or splitting of the crown. During sports, it is highly desirable to use a special sports cap. This will reduce the risk of damaging the ceramic.
  2. If you feel a violation of the closure of the teeth, a feeling of overestimation of the bite or suspicion of displacement or cementation of the installed artificial orthopedic structures should immediately appear for an appointment with your orthopedist.
  3. Visit the dentist according to the approved treatment plan, and after treatment – once every 6 months for routine check-ups and professional hygiene.
  4. If the condition of your teeth or structures is of concern to you, please contact the clinic administrator to make an appointment.

Orthopedic rehabilitation is a very complex and high-tech process, any non-compliance with the doctor’s recommendations can lead to a decrease in the functioning of the orthopedic structure and complications.

Recommendations for surgery

Recommendations for patients after surgery:
  1. After the tooth is removed, there is a gauze swab in the mouth, which must be removed after 20-30 minutes.
  2. Eating is possible in 1-1.5 hours after tooth extraction.
  3. Hard, hot, spicy, sour, salty foods should be excluded from the diet for the next 2-3 days. Try to chew food on the side opposite to the place of the removed tooth.
  4. For 3-5 days to refrain from sports, increased physical activity, hot tubs, baths, saunas.
  5. Under no circumstances should the area of the removed tooth be heated.
  6. For 2 days after tooth extraction it is necessary to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol.
  7. It is necessary to brush your teeth with a soft brush, including in the area of tooth extraction, trying not to injure the hole of the removed tooth.
  8. It is NOT necessary to carry out active rinsing of an oral cavity, it is necessary to rinse a mouth carefully like “mouth baths” from the food remains after each meal with the cooled boiled water or any oral antiseptics.
  9. Be sure to take all medications and follow the prescriptions made by your doctor.

Drug treatment:

  1. Nimesil on 1 unitary enterprise. 2 times a day for severe pain.
  2. Mouthwash on the type of “mouth baths” for 3-5 days (listerine, Givalex, happy-lor).

What is the norm and should not cause you concern:

  • After tooth extraction (surgery), edema may occur, which may increase within 2 days. Bruises may also appear, which, like the swelling, will go away on their own.
  • The appearance of pain is a normal reaction of the body to any surgery. To eliminate the pain symptoms, it is necessary to use painkillers prescribed by your doctor.
  • The presence of a small amount of blood in the mouth or saliva with blood impurities is normal for several hours after surgery.
  • Abrasions and cracks may appear in the corners of the mouth. Moisturize them with a fat-based ointment. Also, exacerbation of herpes is possible.
  • It is possible to raise the body temperature to 38 ° C on the first day after tooth extraction (surgery). If the body temperature exceeds 38 ° C, it is necessary to take antipyretic drugs, be sure to tell your doctor.
  • It is possible to limit the wide opening of the mouth for three days after tooth extraction (surgery).
  • If severe bleeding persists on the first day or persists bleeding on the second day after tooth extraction (surgery), be sure to see a doctor.
Sincerely, clinic ArtSmile!