Medications/Prescriptions for pain: All antibiotics that are prescribed need to be taken until finished. If you experience stomach problems or diarrhea from the antibiotics, eating active culture yogurt may help decrease the incidence. Pain medication is to be taken as instructed by the bottle. When taking a strong pain medication, working and driving should be avoided. The local anesthesia should wear off between 1 to 4 hours following surgery. It is important to take your pain medications before local anesthesia wears off. Pain medications should not be taken on an empty stomach as nausea and vomiting can occur. Sipping flat 7-UP, ginger ale, cola, or Sprite may help.
You may need to return to the office to have sutures removed, or just for a brief follow-up healing check.
Please call your dentist if you have:
- uncontrollable pain
- excessive or severe bleeding
- marked fever
- excessive warm swelling occurring a few days after the procedure
- reactions to medications, especially rash, itching, or breathing problems
Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort, and promote uneventful healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have significantly more discomfort, and the success of the procedure may be affected.
Emergency Contact Phone Number: 703-719-9305
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For your convenience we accept all PPO dental insurance plans and we are in network with most of them as well.
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Our prices are affordable and we will work with your budget. Also, we have different payment options to help you achieve your needs.