Scott W. Grant, DMD

FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Schedule an Appointment Call: 208-215-7449

Post Op. Information

Crowns and Dental Bridges

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue.  It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately.  A consistent daily home care routine will increase the longevity of the restoration.  

Extractions

Bleeding: It is normal for minor bleeding to occur for the first 24 hours following surgery. 

If slightly heavier bleeding occurs:

  • Place a piece of gauze over the surgery site
  • Bite firmly on the gauze for at least 30 minutes.  DO NOT chew on it
  • If bleeding continues, call the office
  • Do not suck on area where surgery occurred or drink through a straw during the first 48 hours

Eating: You should start with liquids and very soft foods for the first 24-48 hours following the surgery.  If the area feels a little better, you can then move on to a normal diet.  Be careful of chewing on hard foods near the surgical area.

Porcelain Veneers

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to soft tissue.  It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately.  It is very important to thoroughly clean the area between the veneer and the tooth at the gumline.  A consistent daily home care routine will increase the longevity of the restoration.   

Root Canal

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue.  You will most likely feel soreness in the area as well as pressure when you bite down.  For this reason, you should avoid hard and chewy foods.  Refrain from eating on the treated side of your mouth for at least 24 hours.

White Fillings Bonding

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue.  Sensitivity to hot and cold is to be expected following treatment.  If you feel discomfort in the gum tissue, rinse the area with warm salt water. 

"The entire staff is friendly and fun. I always hear laughter in the office when I’m there. Dr. Grant seems to genuinely care about his patients.”
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With our office conveniently located in Meridian, our services are well known throughout the entire Treasure Valley area. Our dental office is fun and friendly with a kind and caring staff to support Dr. Grant and bring you first-class care.

With Dr. Grant you’re in the hands of a family dentist who cares for you and the Treasure Valley community.

You'll find our dentist office is fun and professional with staff dedicated to your first-class dental care. Whether you require routine dentistry, IV sedation dentistry, emergency tooth care, veneers, a same day crown, teeth whitening, or want cosmetic dentistry work, come see Dr. Grant and you'll be happier about your smile in not time!

Scott W. Grant, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
208-215-7449
2275 South Eagle Road Suite 140 Meridian, ID 83642