Emergencies and After-Care
Whether it’s trauma, pain from a toothache or difficulty after a procedure, we are here for you. If you’re having a dental emergency, please call us immediately at the office here.
Whether you’ve undergone a simple filling or a more involved extraction, you might have some questions about what to do if something unexpected comes up. If you feel like you need an important concern answered quickly, please call your doctor at the phone number listed below.
Rivers Bend Family Dental provides a wide range of dental procedures to make it convenient for your family to tend to all its dental needs. Our services include but are not limited
Were You Given Anesthesia At Your Appointment Today?
It will take a few hours before the anesthetic wears off. It’s always a good idea to be careful on the side of the mouth you’re numb. Avoid harder foods like almonds or popcorn kernels, better yet, wait until the numbness wears off. The numb feeling can last anywhere between 2 to 5 hours.
Download required patient forms
Temporary Crown Came Off
Not to worry, it does happen as we have to use a temporary cement before the final crown is placed. Call the office for it’s next available appointment to have the temporary recemented.
Extraction or Surgery
Remember to bite on the gauze for at least 30 minutes after the extraction to stop or slow down bleeding. If still oozing, replace with the extra gauze given and repeat with pressure.
Use an ice pack to help with any swelling. Apply for 20 minutes, remove for 20, and reapply. Repeat often during the first 1-2 days after the procedure.