Exposing Impacted Teeth Post-Op Instructions
We have provided post-op instructions for your use after having impacted teeth exposed. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible after your procedure. This will help prevent problems during the healing process so that you can recover and regain your oral health as quickly as possible.
Improving Your Health and Smile
Impacted teeth do not properly erupt, which can cause significant damage to your oral health, including damage to the adjacent teeth, tooth loss, the development of cysts and tumors, and an inability to chew properly. Dr. Brunner provides impacted teeth exposure procedures to help your tooth erupt and move into place properly. His expertise allows him to help you achieve a more aesthetic appearance and enjoy better long-term results for your oral health and smile. We will evaluate your teeth and mouth carefully to determine the most biocompatible treatment procedure to meet your needs.
Your treatment will work with your body to achieve excellent results.
Exposing your teeth ensures long-lasting results for a beautiful smile.
We use natural techniques to help keep your teeth and smile healthy.
After your impacted tooth exposure treatment, we recommend that you:
- Do not rinse or spit for 24 hours after surgery.
- Keep your fingers and tongue away from the surgical site.
- Use ice packs on the side of your face over the surgical area for the first 48 hours, alternating 20 minutes on and 10 minutes off.
- Use mild pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, to manage discomfort and use any prescribed medications as directed.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, but make sure you do NOT use a straw.
- Do not smoke for at least five days after your surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activity and do not exercise for at least three to four days after your procedure. After that time, be careful when exercising so that you do not experience light-headedness, dizziness or weakness.
- Use warm, moist heat over areas that have become stiff.
- Use a warm saltwater rinse following meals to clean your mouth (½ teaspoon salt in about eight ounces of water).
- Maintain a soft diet and avoid anything that may get stuck in your teeth (such as seeds, nuts, rice or popcorn).
Contact our office as soon as possible if you experience severe bleeding or pain.