POST-DENTAL TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Always remember a clean and healthy mouth heals more rapidly than a neglected one.

The following steps will help prevent bleeding, and relieve soreness:

On the day of the treatment

• Rest for a few hours, but you do not have to lie down.

• Strenuous exercise is best avoided for a few hours.

• Do not rinse the mouth for at least 24 hours.

• Avoid HOT fluids, alcohol, hard or chewy foods. Choose cool drinks and minced or soft foods.

• Should the wound start to bleed, apply a small compress. This can be made from some cotton wool in a clean handkerchief. Place this on the bleeding point and bite firmly on it for 5-10 minutes, longer if necessary.

•Any discomfort or pain can be relieved by taking a pain relieving preparation such as NUROFEN.

• If prolonged bleeding or pain occurs, contact your dentist.

 

 

On the day after the treatment

• It may be beneficial to use an antiseptic rinse recommended by your dentist or a warm saline mouth rinse to bathe the wound. This may be carried out after each meal until healing is complete. A saline rinse is made by dissolving a level teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. The solution should be held in the mouth for two to three minutes to bathe the wound and then discarded. Avoid over-vigorous rinsing.

• Any discomfort or pain can be relieved by taking a pain relieving preparation such as NUROFEN* or for more powerful

pain relief, dual action NUROFEN PLUS*.

If in doubt consult your dentist.

 

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