Instructions Following Dental Treatment


If you received anesthetic (or numbing) at your visit today, please be conscious as to not accidentally bite your lips, cheek, or tongue. Refrain from eating until the numbness wears off.

  • If treatment included¬†extractions or bone grafts:¬†

    • Avoid drinking through a straw, smoking or using any tobacco products even after the numbness is gone. Only eat softer foods for the first couple days or until you feel capable of chewing. Avoid alcohol and carbonated beverages or anything above room temperature.

  • If treatment included a crown and you are currently wearing a temporary:

    • Avoid anything chewy, sticky, or hard that might cause the temporary to come off or break. If this does happen please let us know so we can replace the temporary as soon as possible. Loss of temporary without replacing it may cause complications with seating the permanent crown. It takes approximately three weeks to receive crown back from lab.

  • If treatment included stainless steel crowns or silver crowns (only used on primary/baby teeth):

    • Patient must avoid anything chewy or stick that may cause it to come off. If this does happen please let us know as soon as possible so we may replace it.

  • If treatment included a root canal:

    • There are no eating or drinking restrictions with root canals. However, if you are wearing a temporary crown please avoid anything chewy, sticky, or hard that might cause the temporary to come off or break. If this does happen please let us know so we can replace the temporary as soon as possible. Loss of temporary without replacing it may cause complications with seating the permanent crown. It takes approximately three weeks to receive crown back from lab.

  • If your treatment included fillings:

    • There are no eating or drinking restrictions with fillings after anesthetic has worn off.