Post-op Instructions for Dental Treatments

Post-op Instructions for Dental Treatments

Most dental treatments involve the use of a local anaesthetic. After the anaesthetic wears off naturally, you might experience slight soreness or low-grade pain. To prevent or minimize this, we recommend you take 2 Advil every 4 – 6 hours for 24 hours following your appointment. Remember, preventing pain is much easier than stopping it after it starts.

It is best not to eat any solid foods when you have a numb cheek, lip or tongue to prevent the chance of biting yourself. Eat soft foods like ice cream, pudding or soup until the tissue feels normal again.

Common Symptoms After The Use of Local Anesthesia:

  • Sensitivity to cold or chewing on the tooth or teeth treated
  • A dull ache in the area where the local anaesthetic was given
  • Tenderness around your gums

If you experience any significant pain that might require stronger medication or if your bite feels off, do not hesitate to call as soon as possible so that Dr. McMurdo can more appropriately evaluate your needs and concerns.

After hours, Dr. McMurdo’s emergency number is (780) 814-8232. If you are unable to reach him, please leave a message, and Dr. McMurdo will return your call as soon as possible.

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Call our office at (780) 532-5234 to schedule your appointment.