• Preventative Care

    Preventative Care

    2015 Hygienist Photo

    See why routine preventative care is so important for a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Community Involvement

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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     The Staff at Panther Hollow Dental Lodge strives to give back to our local community.

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  • Post-Op Instructions

    Care of Mouth After Extractions:

    1. No spitting, drinking through a straw, or smoking for 3 to 4 days.
    2. DO NOT RINSE MOUTH TODAY.  Tomorrow rinse mouth gently every 3 to 4 hours (especially after meals) using one-quarter teaspoon of salt to one glass of warm water.  Continue rinses for several days.
    3. BLEEDING- following extractions, some bleeding is to be expected.  If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads over bleeding area and bite down firmly for one-half hour.  Repeat if necessary.
    4. SWELLING- Ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to external surgical area- one-half hour on and one-half hour off for 4 to 5 hours.
    5. PAIN- for mild to average pain use any non-aspirin type of medication.
    6. FOOD- light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.
    7. BONY EDGES- small sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing.  These are not roots.  Please call us and return to this office for their simple removal.
    8. If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office at once and if necessary follow after hours instructions given on answering machine.
    9. The proper care following oral surgical procedures will accelerate recovery and prevent complications.

     

    Care of Mouth After Implants:

    1.  Spitting and using a straw is allowed, but please no smoking for 3 to 4 days.
    2. RINSE- start rinsing your mouth gently starting today and every 3 to 4 hours (especially after meals) using one-quarter teaspoon of salt to one glass of warm water.  Continue rinses for several days.
    3. BLEEDING- following implants, some bleeding is to be expected.  Do NOT use gauze.
    4. SWELLING- Ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to external surgical area- one-half hour on and one-half hour off for 4 to 5 hours.
    5. PAIN- for mild to average pain use any non-aspirin type of medication.
    6. FOOD- light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.  Do not chew on the treated area for 3 weeks.
    7. Use Peridex (blue fluid) with a cotton swab or Q-Tip 3 to 3 times a day.
    8. BONY EDGES- small sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing.  These are not roots.  Please call us and return to this office for their simple removal.
    9. If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office at once and if necessary follow after hours instructions given on answering machine.
    10. The proper care following oral surgical procedures will accelerate recovery and prevent complications.

     

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