Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to follow my doctor’s post-op instructions?
Yes. Every directive is given for a reason, so it is imperative that you follow doctor’s recommendations between appointments. Also, never leave your dental office without the supplies necessary to facilitate post-op care.
Will my post-op instructions apply to every visit?
Possibly. It is important to never leave your doctor’s office until you have a thorough understanding of your responsibilities at home. Continue to use proper brushing and flossing techniques, visit your dentist for periodic cleanings and examinations, and contact your doctor’s office if you have any post-op questions.
Did you know…that it is normal for orthodontic patients to experience some pain or discomfort following orthodontic treatment? Usually, soreness occurs in the muscles and teeth and can last for one to two days. During this time, many patients find difficulty eating – especially foods that are hard or crunchy. To relieve discomfort, it is recommended that patients temporarily consume a diet of soft foods or otherwise cut harder foods, like apples, into very small bites.