If you are missing teeth or having a tooth removed you will be given an appliance for use during healing.
- Leave it in tonight (unless otherwise instructed). Tomorrow morning, remove it, rinse it thoroughly, and place it back in your mouth. It not only replaces teeth it acts as a bandage and helps keep swelling down.
- Wear the appliance for the first 3 days. You may remove it in the morning and then after meals to clean. Use a large toothbrush and toothpaste to clean it.
- After 2 weeks, remove the appliance at night to allow the tissue to breath.
On some occasions it is necessary to see your general dentist the day after surgery for adjustment and a comfort lining. If this is necessary for you, we will let you know in advance.
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