After treatment

Proper oral hygiene after dental treatment is extremely important. It accelerates the healing process, minimizes the risk of complications and allows for a quick return to a healthy and beautiful smile. It also guarantees the long-term effects of treatment for years to come.

Check the best hygiene tips after:

Endodontic and conservative treatment

After endodontic or conservative treatment, proper oral hygiene is particularly important to prevent the recurrence of infection and maintain tooth health. Therefore, it is also worth verifying our daily routine:

Brushing your teeth at least in the morning and evening is a basic element of oral hygiene. Choose a soft toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid irritating sensitive tissues after treatment.

Choose a toothpaste with the right amount of fluoride to help rebuild enamel and protect teeth from tooth decay.

Regular use of dental floss will help remove food particles and bacteria from interdental spaces, which are difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

Using alcohol-free mouthwash, but based on fluoride, can help maintain a healthy mouth and prevent tooth decay.

Regular dental check-ups are essential

It is worth going to the dentist’s office once every six months for a professional dental hygiene treatment. The hygienist will remove plaque and tartar, and at the same time check the condition of your teeth. This will help you to prevent further endodontic or conservative treatment.

For more information on daily oral hygiene, see here.

Surgical treatment

Removing a tooth is sometimes a necessary solution. Today, when various anesthesia methods are available in dental offices, the procedure can be comfortable. However, it is worth knowing how to take care of the oral cavity after tooth extraction to accelerate wound healing and minimize the risk of complications.

1. Do not spit out the gauze placed after the procedure – the gauze acts as a dressing and stops bleeding. You can remove it only after 30 minutes or replace it with a new one. Remember to firmly bite the tampon to provide stability.
2. Avoid eating and drinking – do not eat or drink for the first 2 hours after the procedure to prevent the possible removal of the clot and avoid irritation.
3. Avoid overexerting yourself and exertion – rest and avoid strenuous exercise to help your body recover.
4. Give up smoking and alcohol – avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, which can delay the healing process.
5. Avoid mouthwashes in the first day after the procedure – avoid mouthwashes in the first day after the procedure to avoid disrupting the clot and causing instability.
6. Avoid solid and hot meals – choose cold and liquid meals and drinks to avoid irritating the wounds after the procedure.
7. Avoid aspirin – do not use aspirin as a pain reliever after the procedure, as it can act as an anticoagulant.
8. Sleep with your head elevated – lie down at night with your head raised to reduce swelling and minimize discomfort.
9. Avoid sunbathing – avoid exposure to the sun to avoid irritation and possible complications.

1. Be careful of the clot – take care not to remove the clot that protects the wound after the procedure. Avoid too intense mouthwash.
2. Cold compress – you can apply a cold compress to the cheek on the side of the extracted tooth to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
3. Painkiller – if you are in pain, you can take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, as directed by your doctor.
4. Liquid and cold diet – eat cold drinks and meals, as well as ice cream. Avoid hard and hot foods that can strain the wound.

1. Take care of your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth carefully, avoiding touching the wounds at the same time. Use soft post-procedure toothbrushes.
2. Rinse your mouth gently. Use mouthwash to gently rinse your mouth to avoid irritation.
3. Clean your tongue. Remember to regularly clean your tongue using special toothbrushes or scrapers.
4. Interdental hygiene. Use dental floss or interdental brushes to thoroughly clean the interdental spaces.
5. Chlorhexidine products. Use toothpaste and mouthwash containing chlorhexidine, which has anti-inflammatory and plaque-inhibiting effects.
6. Post-procedure kit. You can use a special post-procedure kit to help you with the proper care after tooth extraction.