Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is essential for a beautiful smile and self-confident attitude. Along with brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet, you should see a dental professional regularly for cleanings and examinations. Dr. Stephen Strout is a highly trained periodontist with years of experience providing preventive and restorative treatments for a variety of dental issues. Dr. Strout will complete a thorough examination to determine the state of your oral health and develop a customized treatment plan to improve your teeth and gums. Here are some things to expect following your dental treatment.
1. Take it Easy
Rest and relaxation are essential for a quick and successful recovery. If possible, spend the day after your procedure resting comfortably. Be sure to follow any specific instruction from Dr. Strout relating to pain management, cleaning, and caring for the treatment area.
2. Choose the Right Food and Drink
It is important to give your teeth and gums enough time to heal properly following a dental procedure. If necessary, Dr. Strout will provide specific dietary instructions and restrictions. In general, you should stick to room temperature water and soft foods for the first day following your procedure. After that, you may slowly add in warm and cold drinks and soft foods. It is best to avoid carbonated beverages, crunchy or sticky foods, alcohol, tobacco, and spicy flavors for several days.
3. Enjoy the Results
No matter what sort of treatment you completed, one of the most important parts of your recovery is to enjoy the results. You can know that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy and feel confident showing off your restored smile. With continued preventive care, you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for life.
Schedule Your Appointment
Whether you need a routine cleaning or restorative treatment, such as dental implants, we are here to help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strout and take the first step toward a lifetime of excellent oral health.
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