Post-Procedure Recovery: What's Next?


You’ve officially decided you want to invest in procedures such as Bonding or Dental Implants. Smile New Braunfels walks you through the procedure that is normally a few days at most and once finished, you will officially be on your way to a new look. In order to make your recovery days as comfortable as possible, here are a few tips we recommend for at-home care.

Salt Water. After your procedure, you may experience mild jaw pain or swelling. However, these are a breeze to take care of. Simply stir one teaspoon of salt in warm water and rinse your mouth three times a day. The gums may experience pain for a few days, but simply performing this task will keep the pain at bay.

Mouth Guard. It’s easy to mess with your teeth by engaging them with your tongue and grinding other teeth against the procedure area.  This can cause pain and extend your healing time, but the solution is simple: let us know that you tend to touch or grind your teeth and we will create a custom mouth guard to prevent any interaction.

Foods. To maximize your recovery time, there are certain foods and beverages that you should avoid. Hard foods and substances such as peanut brittle, nuts, and ice should be kept away for several days while you adjust. Liquids that can easily stain the teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and tea should also be locked up tight. This also means no smoking.

Brushing & Flossing. We know it’s easy to forget about brushing and flossing, even after dental operations.  But regular oral care is imperative to keep your teeth clean and strong, as well as to help adapt your operated teeth to your jaw. Keep brushing and flossing as you get used to the feeling.

If you have any questions or concerns about your post-procedural recovery, do not hesitate to give our office a call at 830-629-8011.