ation only as directed as prescribed rol pain and to prevent only as ation prescribed does not r you, don’t take more pills re often than directed n are normal after ed elling and pain: ld compress to your face, r a cold, moist cloth give you specific ow long and how ld compress t right away if you se issues vomiting e pain, swelling, or orse with time instead h your dentist, go to ncy room. u Eating and drinking Day of procedure: Drink lots of liquids and eat soft, nutritious foods. Avoid hot liquids and alcoholic beverages. Do not use a straw, as this can disturb the blood clot. Day after procedure: Begin eating solid foods the next day or as soon as you can chew comfortably. For the first few days, try to chew food on the side opposite the extraction site. When it feels comfortable, you should resume chewing on both sides of your mouth. u Other things you should know Avoid alcoholic beverages or mouthwash that has alcohol in it for 24 hours. Limit physical activity like exercise or lifting heavy objects for 24 hours after the extraction. This will reduce bleeding and help the blood clot to form. If you do get a dry socket, report it to your dentist right away. A dressing may be placed in the socket to protect it until the socket heals and to reduce any pain. Do not disturb the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket! The blood clot that forms in the tooth socket is an important part of the normal healing process. You should avoid doing things that might disturb the clot. If the blood clot is disturbed and breaks down, you can get a dry socket. Dry sockets can be extremely painful. To lower your risk of a dry socket, be very careful to not do anything that can disturb the clot. For the first 24 hours, do not suck, spit, slurp, or any other action that creates suction in your mouth and puts pressure on your blood clot. This means: Do not drink through a straw Do not smoke (smoking can also prevent your gums from healing properly) Do not suck on candy, popsicles, lollipops, etc. Do not slurp up soups or other liquids Do not rinse your mouth with too much force TALK TO YOUR DENTIST BEST SELLER REVISED Tooth Extraction: Post-Operative Instructions Every extraction patient should have this handy brochure! It provides general guidelines and post- operative instructions for tooth extractions to promote healing, prevent complications, and make the experience more comfortable. Your patients are bound to have some preconceived notions of the process. This brochure has information they need on what to expect and how to watch out for abnormalities. Includes space to add custom contact numbers and special instructions. W119 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W243 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! #DAB008 Prices on page 98 Manage patient expectations of wisdom teeth surgery with this combo of brochures. BEFORE SURGERY: Your dentist will explain what to expect and help you plan for the appointment. Advice will probably include dressing comfortably in loose clothing and arranging for someone to be with you after your dental visit. Extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia. This means you stay “awake” but your mouth is numbed with a pain medication. You can discuss with your dentist the types of anesthesia and pain- or anxiety- reducing medication to determine what is right for you. Talk to your dentist about any questions you have about the procedure. He or she will also tell you how you can get advice after office hours if you have any problems after surgery. Before surgery is scheduled, it’s especially important to tell your dentist about past illnesses and current medications you are taking this should include both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. AFTER SURGERY: Be prepared to rest and avoid vigorous activity. Specific length of recovery time will vary from person to person, so be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions on when you can return to normal activities. Avoid solid foods that require a lot of chewing. Stick to soft foods and liquids, but do not drink with a straw. The “sucking” action could make the wound site take longer to heal. You may experience some swelling and discomfort. This is normal, but your dentist will talk to you about what you can do to help manage any discomfort and swelling you may have. You may also experience numbness in your face/jaw. Be sure to know how to reach your dentist during non-office hours in case you have any questions or concerns about the healing process. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, taking them out early may save you trouble and pain later in life. Not everyone’s teeth develop on the same schedule. See your dentist regularly so he or she can monitor the progress of your wisdom teeth. What Can You Expect? re Wisdom needed for chewing and sh and floss. Your dentist emoval of your wisdom . SEE YOUR DENTIST REGULARLY blems that are seen om teeth. These isdom tooth partially e gum and creates an teria may enter. Pain, iffness may result. ng of nearby teeth m tooth without jaw or one that cyst) or tumor ear an impacted urrounding bone n perform wisdom wever, if your dentist pecial care, you may al and maxillofacial ul) surgeon. This is lizes in surgery of sues of the mouth, l of impacted wisdom l dentist refers you o will work together the best and most ith Wisdom Teeth Your Wisdom Teeth This useful brochure encourages patients to have a dentist monitor wisdom-tooth development. Tells why and when wisdom teeth need to be removed and what to expect before and after the procedure. Includes photo and radiograph of impacted teeth. W127 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! #DAB010 Prices on page 98 Pricing for Brochures PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 P556 P558 W562B Diseased Tooth Model The Diseased Tooth Model is a 3-dimensional representation of 2 molars and 2 bicuspids that make it easy to show patients common pathologies. This model shows a cracked tooth, a filling, a post in a finished root canal, inflamed gums, diseased pulp, an abscess, cavity decay, and a porcelain crown. Includes a two-sided card labeling all the conditions. P556 3½” x 5½” x 1¾” | Members $69.00 Retail $103.50 BEST SELLER Clear Jaw with Pathologies Model Demonstrate pathologies from common to not-so-common with this life-sized model. Clear jaw and gingiva let patients see what’s happening below the gum line. Hinged design has one healthy side and one side showing 16 issues such as root fracture, radicular pulpitis, impaction, internal resorption, periodontal disease and abscess, super eruption, fracture, erosion and abfraction. Also shows a root canal and crown and an implant. Includes two-sided plastic card labeling all the conditions. P558 3½” x 2¾” x 2½” | Members $97.00 Retail $145.50 Full Mouth Model with Large Toothbrush This model and brush make the perfect team for brushing and flossing demos! Hinged mouth model opens up to show full permanent dentition. Oversized 12” plastic toothbrush lets patients and caregivers clearly see the technique you recommend. Great for classroom or in-office use. W562B Kit, 2 products (mouth model and brush) Members $85.00 Retail $127.50 W562 3½” x 4½” x 3¾” mouth model | Members $70.00 Retail $105.00 W561 12” toothbrush | Members $19.00 Retail $28.50 Have feedback about the patient education products? Have an idea for a topic we don’t offer? Contact Kevin Thorn, patient education product manager, at thornk@ada.org PATIENT EDUCATION EXRACTIONS | MOUTH MODELS 76 ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 77 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746
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