Re­com­men­da­ti­ons on how to pro­ceed with dif­fe­rent tre­at­ments

For a com­pli­ca­ti­on-free and gent­le cour­se of tre­at­ment, we’­ve pre­pa­red a num­ber tips for im­portant tre­at­ments.
The in­for­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do when you’­re get­ting crowns and brid­ges

Bet­ween the ap­point­ments un­til the in­ser­ti­on of the fi­nal work, your teeth are pro­tec­ted with tem­pora­ry crowns or brid­ges. The­se are ma­de of plastic and are the­re­fo­re less sta­ble and can be re­mo­ved re­la­tively ea­si­ly. For this re­a­son, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing points:

  1. Don’t chew or bi­te hard food (e.g. nuts).
  2. Don’t eat par­ti­cu­lar­ly sti­cky foods (e.g. ca­ra­mel sweets, che­wy sweets etc.).
  3. Don’t pull the den­tal floss out up­wards (towards the oc­clu­sal sur­face), but to the si­de. If several tem­pora­ry res­to­ra­ti­ons are pla­ced next to each other, you can’t clean with den­tal floss be­cau­se the tem­pora­ry crowns are con­nec­ted to each other. Plea­se use Su­per­Floss or in­ter­den­tal brushes he­re.

If the tem­pora­ry res­to­ra­ti­on should fall out or break any­way, plea­se try to keep it as much as pos­si­ble so that it can be re­pai­red and reu­sed if ne­cessa­ry.

Plea­se co­me back to our prac­ti­ce as so­on as pos­si­ble, be­cau­se wi­thout a tem­pora­ry res­to­ra­ti­on your teeth can be­co­me in­fec­ted and can ea­si­ly shift, so that the fi­nal res­to­ra­ti­on may no lon­ger fit.

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce of dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do af­ter mi­ni-im­plant tre­at­ment

To achie­ve com­pli­ca­ti­on-free and pain­less he­aling, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing:

  1. Af­ter a lo­cal ana­es­the­tic and al­so due to the stress of the sur­gi­cal pro­ce­du­re, your abi­li­ty to re­act — espe­cial­ly when ac­tively par­ti­ci­pa­ting in road traf­fic — may be re­du­ced for several hours. For this re­a­son it’s best to ar­ran­ge for so­meo­ne to dri­ve you home.
  2. Un­til the ana­es­the­sia sub­si­des plea­se don’t eat or drink anything hot be­cau­se of the risk of in­ju­ry.
  3. If you re­mo­ve the prost­he­sis, plea­se make su­re that it is not out­side the oral ca­vi­ty for mo­re than 5 mi­nu­tes. In the first few days, re-in­ser­ti­on can be a litt­le pain­ful. Ne­vertheless, the prost­he­sis must be in­ser­ted. If you re­cei­ved in­st­ruc­tions to the con­tra­ry du­ring the ope­ra­ti­on, plea­se fol­low them.
  4. To re­du­ce swel­ling, mo­re fre­quent wet-cold com­pres­ses for two days are hel­pful. Howe­ver, plea­se don’t use ice packs in di­rect skin con­ta­ct, but on­ly wrap­ped in a cloth. If you need to rest at home, plea­se place a thick pil­low un­der your head and avoid ly­ing flat.
  5. Plea­se re­frain from smo­king for several days. This will re­du­ce the risk of wound he­aling pro­blems. In the first few days you should not go to the sau­na.
  6. Af­ter the tre­at­ment, you might not be ab­le to open your mouth pro­per­ly. Howe­ver, if you no­ti­ce that your jaw is very tight, that the­re is a per­sis­tent loss of sen­sa­ti­on and/or in­cre­a­sing pain, plea­se co­me to us immedia­te­ly.
  7. In the first week af­ter the tre­at­ment you should avoid phy­si­cal ex­er­ti­on. Brush your im­plants, teeth and denture(s) re­gu­lar­ly (3 times a day). Plea­se clean the im­plants from all si­des li­ke a na­tu­ral tooth. You can use electric tooth­brushes and mouth sho­wers.

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

We hope you have a spee­dy re­co­very!

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do af­ter pe­ri­odon­tal sur­ge­ry with bo­ne aug­men­ta­ti­on ma­te­ri­al

To achie­ve a com­pli­ca­ti­on-free and pain­less he­aling, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing:

  1. Plea­se don’t eat or drink anything as long as the numb­ness lasts, other­wi­se you could in­ju­re yourself.
  2. Don’t dri­ve a car in the first few hours af­ter the pro­ce­du­re, as your abi­li­ty to dri­ve may be li­mi­ted.
  3. If you ex­pe­ri­ence pain, plea­se ta­ke the pre­scri­bed me­di­ca­ti­on in the pre­scri­bed quan­ti­ty.
  4. Ap­p­ly coo­ling packs for two days to al­low the swel­ling and pain to sub­si­de mo­re quick­ly. For ex­amp­le, you can put a cold pack in a cloth and hold it against your cheek.
  5. Don’t drink al­co­hol, green tea, black tea or cof­fee for two days, as this can cau­se blee­ding due to high blood pres­su­re. For this re­a­son you should al­so avoid phy­si­cal ex­er­ti­on for three days.
  6. Plea­se don’t smo­ke for three weeks, other­wi­se the bo­ne re­ge­ne­ra­ti­on ma­te­ri­al can’t he­al!
  7. For one mon­th, rin­se out your mouth with chlor­he­xi­di­ne dig­lu­co­na­te so­lu­ti­on 0.1% for two mi­nu­tes in the morning and in the evening af­ter brushing your teeth.
  8. Don’t brush your teeth in the wound area for three weeks — eit­her with a tooth­brush or with den­tal floss. Af­ter three weeks, plea­se on­ly clean the wound area gent­ly with a spe­cial soft tooth­brush for ano­t­her three weeks. On­ly af­ter six weeks can you clean the wound area nor­mal­ly again with your usu­al tooth­brush and floss.
  9. Plea­se don’t chew anything so­lid on the wound si­de for three weeks.

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

We wish you a spee­dy re­co­very!

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do af­ter your teeth are bleached

To get the best ef­fect, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing:

So­me­ti­mes teeth be­co­me sen­si­ti­ve as a re­sult of bleaching. This ef­fect usual­ly disap­pears af­ter a few days. To keep this si­de ef­fect as low as pos­si­ble, we se­al your teeth di­rect­ly af­ter the bleaching pro­cess. In ad­di­ti­on, you can re-flou­rida­te your teeth at home with a fluo­ri­de gel (e.g. Elmex jel­ly).

Plea­se avoid foods con­tai­ning citric acid, as this can in­cre­a­se sen­si­ti­vi­ty.

So­me­ti­mes a bur­ning sen­sa­ti­on ap­pears on the gums or the rest of the oral mu­co­sa. The­se are­as could al­so be whitish or red­dish in co­lour. The sym­ptoms should disap­pe­ar af­ter three days at the la­test. Should they last lon­ger, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce for a check-up.

In the first three days, plea­se avoid foods that stain, such as cof­fee, black tea, red wi­ne, ketch­up, etc., as the teeth be­co­me dis­co­lou­red par­ti­cu­lar­ly ea­si­ly du­ring this pha­se. For the sa­me re­a­son, plea­se al­so re­frain from smo­king in the first three days.

Re­gu­lar con­sump­ti­on of stai­ning foods and to­b­ac­co smo­ke will make your teeth dar­ker again mo­re quick­ly.

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

To keep your teeth bright and shiny as long as pos­si­ble, we re­com­mend re­gu­lar pro­fes­sio­nal tooth clea­ning at least twice a ye­ar.

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do when ha­ving a tooth ac­ci­dent

If a tooth breaks or breaks off com­ple­te­ly in­clu­ding the root, plea­se no­te the fol­lowing:

Act quick­ly!

  • If the root of the tooth is still in the jaw and is not wobb­ling, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce as so­on as pos­si­ble. It’s best to cla­ri­fy in ad­van­ce by te­le­pho­ne how ur­gent the vi­sit is. If the bro­ken pie­ce is still the­re, plea­se bring it with you.
  • If the root of the tooth is still stuck in the jaw but is vi­si­b­ly wobb­ling and pos­si­b­ly blee­ding, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly. Out­side our ope­ning hours, plea­se con­ta­ct the emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011).
  • If the root of the tooth has bro­ken out of the jaw, then the mat­ter is ur­gent. You should co­me to our prac­ti­ce for tre­at­ment wi­t­hin a ma­xi­mum of 30 mi­nu­tes or con­ta­ct the emer­gen­cy ser­vice out­side our ope­ning hours (Tel. 01805 — 607 011).
  • If the tooth is still at­ta­ched to the gum, then ta­ke hold of the crown (ne­ver at the root) and push it back in­to the tooth so­cket.
  • If the tooth is no lon­ger han­ging on the gums, it should ide­al­ly be trans­por­ted in a tooth res­cue box with sa­li­ne so­lu­ti­on (e.g. Dento­safe), which is avail­ab­le from the phar­ma­cy. If this is not avail­ab­le, the les­ser al­ter­na­ti­ve is UHT milk (not nor­mal milk). If this is al­so not avail­ab­le, you should trans­port the tooth in your mouth wi­thout bi­t­ing on it or bet­ter wrap it in cling film.
  • Ne­ver let the tooth dry out and ne­ver touch the root, on­ly the crown. If the tooth is dir­ty, rin­se it for 1–2 se­conds un­der run­ning wa­ter.

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do af­ter a tooth ex­trac­tion or an ope­ra­ti­on

To en­su­re that the he­aling pro­cess is as com­pli­ca­ti­on-free and pain­less as pos­si­ble, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing:

  1. Af­ter a lo­cal ana­es­the­tic and al­so due to the stress of the sur­gi­cal pro­ce­du­re, your abi­li­ty to re­act — espe­cial­ly when ac­tively dri­ving in road traf­fic — may be re­du­ced for several hours. It is the­re­fo­re best to ar­ran­ge for so­meo­ne to dri­ve you home.
  2. Un­til the numb­ness sub­si­des, plea­se don’t eat or drink anything hot be­cau­se of the risk of in­ju­ry.
  3. To pro­tect the wound and for un­dis­tur­bed blood coagu­la­ti­on, plea­se bi­te on the in­ser­ted swab for about 30 mi­nu­tes. Then pull it off ca­re­ful­ly to the si­de. If a pres­su­re ban­da­ge is ap­p­lied, plea­se fol­low our spe­cial re­com­men­da­ti­ons. If, con­tra­ry to ex­pec­ta­ti­ons, the­re is a post-blee­ding, bi­te again for half an hour on a rol­led up, clean, mois­tened cloth hand­ker­chief. In the event of mo­re se­ve­re blee­ding that won’t stop, plea­se co­me back to our prac­ti­ce or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011).
  4. To re­du­ce swel­ling, fre­quent wet-cold com­pres­ses for two days are hel­pful. Howe­ver, plea­se do not use ice packs in di­rect skin con­ta­ct, but on­ly wrap­ped in a cloth. If you want to rest at home, plea­se place a thick pil­low un­der your head and avoid ly­ing flat.
  5. Af­ter the ana­es­the­tic has worn off, you should eat soft, not too hot food for the next few days and re­frain from using milk pro­ducts and soups that form de­po­sits. When chewing, if pos­si­ble avoid the trea­ted si­de for a week. For the next two days you should­n’t drink al­co­hol, cof­fee, co­la or black or green tea. Don’t smo­ke for several days. This will re­du­ce the risk of post-blee­ding and wound he­aling dis­or­ders. In the first few days you should­n’t go to the sau­na.
  6. Af­ter the tre­at­ment, you might not be ab­le to open your mouth pro­per­ly. Howe­ver, if you no­ti­ce that your jaw is very tight, that the­re is a per­sis­tent loss of sen­sa­ti­on and/or in­cre­a­sing pain, plea­se co­me to us immedia­te­ly.
  7. In the first week af­ter the tre­at­ment you should avoid phy­si­cal ex­er­ti­on. Brush your teeth re­gu­lar­ly (3 times a day) and al­so brush any den­tures you may have. Howe­ver, plea­se avoid the sur­gi­cal area and avoid rinsing for three days. It is pos­si­ble to use electric tooth­brushes out­side the sur­gi­cal area, but oral sho­wers should not be used un­til the he­aling pro­cess is com­ple­te.
  8. If you have be­en pre­scri­bed me­di­ca­ti­on, plea­se fol­low the exact in­st­ruc­tions for use and the ma­xi­mum do­se. Don’t ta­ke any ad­di­tio­nal me­di­ca­ti­on wi­thout con­sul­ting us!

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

We wish you a spee­dy re­co­very!

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.

What to do with an ope­ned ma­xil­la­ry ca­vi­ty

If a con­nec­tion to the oral ca­vi­ty has be­en crea­ted du­ring tooth re­mo­val, im­plant sur­ge­ry or ma­xil­la­ry si­nus sur­ge­ry, plea­se ob­ser­ve the fol­lowing:

  1. Plea­se ta­ke the pre­scri­bed an­ti­bio­tic in the re­com­men­ded man­ner from the first day un­til the pack is em­pty. It will last for about a week.
  2. Three times a day, ap­p­ly a few drops of the pre­scri­bed na­sal drops to the re­spec­ti­ve nos­tril on the si­de of which the ma­xil­la­ry si­nus is ope­ned.
  3. Don’t blow your no­se for at least a week. If your no­se runs, suck the se­cre­ti­on back in­to your throat. Un­der no cir­cum­s­tan­ces should the­re be ex­cess pres­su­re in the no­se!
  4. If you have to snee­ze, plea­se don’t hold your no­se clo­sed!
  5. Plea­se don’t ex­ert pres­su­re on the wound. Don’t chew on the cor­re­spon­ding si­de for at least one week, be very ca­re­ful when brushing your teeth and don’t touch the wound with your tongue.
  6. Cool well for two days to al­low the swel­ling and pain to sub­si­de mo­re quick­ly. You can, for ex­amp­le, put a cold pack for the cool bag in a cloth and hold it against your cheek.
  7. Don’t drink al­co­hol, green tea, black tea or cof­fee for two days, as this can cau­se blee­ding due to high blood pres­su­re.
  8. Avoid phy­si­cal ex­er­ti­on for three days, other­wi­se post-blee­ding may oc­cur.
  9. Plea­se don’t smo­ke for at least three days, as this can lead to ex­tre­me­ly pain­ful in­flamma­ti­ons and im­pai­red wound he­aling!

If so­me­thing seems unusu­al to you, plea­se co­me to our prac­ti­ce immedia­te­ly or con­ta­ct the den­tal emer­gen­cy ser­vice (Tel. 01805 — 607 011) out­side our ope­ning hours.

Plea­se al­so read the in­for­ma­ti­on on what to do af­ter a tooth ex­trac­tion or an ope­ra­ti­on.

We wish you a spee­dy re­co­very!

This in­for­ma­ti­on is ex­clu­si­ve­ly for pa­ti­ents of the den­tal prac­ti­ce dent.smile Dr. Ba­rac.