Post-Operative Instructions
Siler City, NC




  • You may be numb for several hours. Do not eat while you are numb
  • Your tooth may be sensitive to hot, cold or chewing for several days or weeks
  • If your bite feels a little unusual after the filling, call our office for an adjustment

Crowns, Bridges, & Veneers

  • You may have a temporary. Be careful when cleaning or eating
  • Avoid sticky, hard or chewy foods with your temporary
  • You may experience some sensitivity and irritation.
  • You may experience throbbing, aching pain for one or two days
  • Rinse with warm salt warm water to keep the area clean
  • Take Motrin, Tylenol or Aleve to help with discomfort or pain
  • When you receive your permanent restoration, it may feel awkward for a few days
  • Your time may need time to adjust but it should feel natural in less than a week
  • If your bite feels abnormal after a week, please call us for an adjustment


  • For the first 48 hours, keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Do not use a straw or spit
  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously
  • Do not smoke for 72 hours
  • After 48 hours, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water for several days
  • Some bleeding, discomfort and pain is to be expected
  • If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads and bite down firmly for ½ hour.
  • You may bite on a tea bag (black tea) to control the bleeding
  • To decrease swelling, use an ice pack for 15 minute intervals
  • Some bruising is normal
  • You may feel some bone spurts coming out of the extraction site or poking through the gums
  • You may combine Tylenol and Motrin to help you control the pain
  • If you notice unusual symptoms or uncontrollable pain, call our office immediately

Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

  • Your gums will be sore/ irritated for a few days
  • Rinse with warm salt water
  • You may brush and floss,but be very gentle around the treated area
  • You may experience swelling or stiffness. Use a cold compress on the area if necessary
  • It is okay to take Tylenol and/ or Motrin after your procedure
  • Avoid any hard or chewing foods for 2-3 days after your procedure
  • If you continue to experience pain or swelling after 5 days, please call us to be scheduled for a follow up visit

Fluoride Treatment

  • You may eat and drink immediately
  • Do not brush or floss tonight, resume in the morning

Denture Delivery

  • You will experience some discomfort for a few days
  • Your denture will need several adjustments before it feels comfortable in your mouth
  • Take your dentures out every night and keep them in a clean container filled with water or denture cleaning solution
  • Clean dentures thoroughly with a brush and water before putting them back in your mouth
  • It will take time to get used to talking and eating with your dentures
  • Call our office if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort to the point you cannot use your denture


  • You may experience some pressure and discomfort on your teeth
  • Be careful with braces and avoid chewing hard and/ or sticky food
  • Brush and floss around your braces often
  • Use ortho wax to cover any areas that may be irritating You may take Tylenol to relieve the discomfort

Implant Surgery

  • You may experience some discomfort and bleeding
  • Take all medications as prescribed
  • Apply ice bag on your face over the surgical site
  • Do not brush near the surgical site
  • You may be numb for several hours
  • Do not smoke, spit , or use a straw
  • Any unusual or severe symptoms, call us right away!

Visit Us Today!

We look forward to meeting you.
Call (984) 265-1655 or book an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.

O2 Dental Group of Siler City

103 Food Lion Plaza
Siler City, NC 27344

(984) 265-1655

Monday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED