Firefly Family Dentistry

Rely on Firefly Family Dentistry for comprehensive post-operative care in Wauwatosa, WI. 

After oral surgeries and treatments, dental patients need to ensure proper post-operative care. Every treatment has different guidelines, and Firefly Family Dentistry is fully equipped to advise patients on how to take care of their teeth after various restorative treatments.

Composite Fillings

  • Avoid eating or drinking before the anesthesia wears off
  • Tenderness to cold, warmth, pressure, and airflow is normal
  • Rinse with warm salt water (gums may be sore)
  • Take over the counter pain medication
  • Resume regular brushing and flossing immediately to prevent decay

Crowns and Bridges

  • Do not chew on that side for two weeks
  • Floss through the side gently (but do not floss for the first 48 hours)
  • Do not test a bite on the crown or bridge to avoid dislocating it
  • Brush gently
  • Rinse teeth and gums with warm salt water for ten seconds once a day
  • Lingering discomfort may need a root canal

Root Canal Post-Operative Care and Pain Control

  • Do not chew, touch, tap, or bite on the affected tooth until a follow-up visit
  • Do not floss
  • Brush gently daily
  • Rinse each day for ten seconds with warm salt water
  • Take the prescribed pain medication

Scaling and Root Planing

  • Monitor sensitivity and swelling for a few days
  • Do not smoke for at least one week
  • Rinse with salt water after one week
  • Only eat soft foods within the first 48 hours 

Do you have concerns about your post-operative care plan? Watch our video for more information or call Firefly Family Dentistry at (414) 348-4246 today. 



Composite Fillings

Root Canals

Scaling & Root Planing

Simple Extractions

Surgical Extractions

Single Implant with Healing Cap

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