St-luc Dental center

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Asepsis

We use STATIM sterilizers, which are renowned for their efficiency and reliability. In this regard, please note that biological tests are performed monthly in an independent laboratory to verify the effectiveness of the sterilizers. This ensures that the health of our customers is protected from any potentially transmissible infection.

HYGIENE AFTER A GUM GRAFT

  • For the first week after a gum graft, it is recommended to use only prescription mouthwash.
  • During the second week, you will need to dip a cotton swab in the mouthwash and lightly dab the grafted area.
  • During the third week, you can resume gentle brushing of the grafted area.
  • The fourth week is back to normal; brushing and flossing.

AFTER AN OPERATION FOR GUM TRANSPLANTATION

  • Do not smoke for at least 3 days
  • The green wax on the palate will fall off within the first 24 hours; it can stay on longer without any concerns
  • If there is bleeding on the palate, apply pressure either with a compress or with a wet tea bag for at least 30 minutes
  • The green dressing that covers the graft should remain in place for at least two days, but keeping it in place for 5 to 7 days is ideal
  • The bandage will fall off on its own or remain in place until the next appointment
  • You will have to come back in a week for the removal of the sutures
  • If there is any swelling or extreme pain, do not hesitate to contact us
  • Analgesics are prescribed after the procedure. It is suggested that they be taken before the local anesthesia ends
  • Drinking from a straw should be avoided to prevent sucking.
  • Avoid a hot bath for the first day.

AFTER REMOVAL AND EXTRACTION OF WISDOM TEETH

  • Clench your teeth on the gauze for an hour to prevent bleeding
  • Avoid rinsing the mouth, spitting, smoking, drinking through a straw and violent physical exercise for the first 24 hours, to prevent bleeding
  • Mouthwash is recommended. Warm salted water, especially after meals, for at least 15 days to facilitate healing (1 teaspoon of salt in 1000 ml of water)
  • Bleeding: It is normal for the saliva to be colored for the first 24 hours. If real bleeding occurs, replace the gauze pads on the affected area, maintaining continuous pressure for 1 hour or more (a wet tea bag can replace the gauze pad)
  • Swelling: Swelling may occur, reaching its maximum at 48 hours postoperatively, and then will gradually disappear within a week. Apply a covered ice pack to the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes every hour for 24 hours, and a towel of warm water at the same frequency thereafter. Lying in a half-sitting position the days following your surgery will help reduce swelling. Use 2 to 3 pillows.
  • Take your pain medication (painkillers) as prescribed. Start taking them before the anesthesia is over and take them regularly (as prescribed) for the first 24 hours (do not wait for pain)
  • Diet: Eat regularly on the day of surgery. Do not eat foods that are too hot or too spicy. A progressive soft diet is recommended
  • A discoloration (bruise, blue) of the skin may occasionally occur and disappear gradually, within about a week
  • The sutures will heal within 7 to 10 days or a few weeks (depending on the suture used).

AFTER A WHITE COMPOSITE FILLING

Note that after the procedure, it is normal to feel some discomfort and/or tenderness.

When there is anesthesia, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the treatment. You may chew gum with your composite as soon as the anesthesia wears off.

AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF A CROWN OR BRIDGE

Postoperative advice should be followed to promote healing. Note that after treatment, it is normal to feel some discomfort.

Crowns and bridges are placed in two appointments. During the first visit, we first take an impression of the teeth to be replaced. Then, we install temporary crowns or bridges to protect your teeth until the replacement tooth or teeth are ready.

To be avoided

  • Do not drink hot beverages while under anesthesia.
  • Avoid sticky, hard foods (gum, candy).

DIET

  • Try eating on the opposite side.

HYGIENE INSTRUCTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Brush your teeth normally. If you floss, be careful not to dislodge the temporary crown.
  • If a temporary crown comes off, you will need to come back and have it re-attached. This is to prevent the other teeth from moving and to avoid compromising the installation of the new tooth.

If you feel pain, call us right away.

AFTER A COSMETIC RECONSTRUCTION

It is important to know that the brain takes some time to recognize the new position of the teeth or their thickness. It is therefore normal to allow a few days, or a few weeks, before you can properly close your mouth. If after several weeks, the problem persists, call us.

Note that after the procedure, it is normal to feel some discomfort and/or sensitivity.

After the extraction of a tooth

Post-operative advice should be followed to promote healing. Note that after surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort and swelling.

Day of surgery

  • Keep the pads in your mouth for an hour or two, maintaining firm pressure, and change them every half hour as needed;
  • Always keep your head up;
  • Apply ice to the cheek at regular intervals (20 minutes of ice every hour);
  • If you are bleeding, take a lightly moistened gauze pad or tea bag and bite down on the pad or tea bag for 20 minutes;
  • Blood flow and saliva staining are normal postoperative effects;
  • Limit your physical efforts. Get some rest.

To be avoided

  • Do not dislodge the formed blood clot, as it helps healing;
  • Do not eat anything until the bleeding stops;
  • Avoid drinking through a straw;
  • Avoid rinsing your mouth, or spitting;
  • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol;
  • Don't eat hard foods;
  • Avoid brushing your teeth near the extraction area for 72 hours after surgery.

Pain

  • If you are bothered by pain, take your prescribed medication;
  • If you have antibiotics prescribed for this treatment, continue to take them for the time indicated, even if the symptoms disappear.

Diet

  • Eat only soft foods or warm liquids on the day of extraction. Return to your regular diet as soon as you are able.

From the next day until complete recovery

  • Rinse your mouth three times a day with warm water and salt (2 ml or 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 250 ml or 1 cup of water).
  • Brush and floss your teeth daily to remove plaque and ensure better long-term results. Avoid brushing the extraction area for 72 hours after surgery.
  • Avoid eating hard foods (nuts, candy, ice cream)
  • You may have difficulty with pronunciation and increased saliva. This should settle down within a week.
  • Bruises may appear on the skin. They will disappear after five to seven days.

After minor oral surgery.

Post-operative advice should be followed to promote healing. Note that after surgery, it is normal to experience discomfort and swelling.

Day of surgery

  • Keep the pads in your mouth for an hour or two, maintaining firm pressure, and change them every half hour as needed;
  • Apply ice to the cheek at regular intervals (20 minutes of ice every hour);
  • If you are bleeding, take a lightly moistened gauze pad or tea bag and bite down on the pad or tea bag for 20 minutes.

To be avoided

  • Avoid rinsing your mouth, or spitting;
  • Évitez de boire avec une paille ;
  • Évitez de fumer ;
  • Éviter les aliments ou les boissons chaudes. Mangez des aliments froids et mous ;
  • Évitez les activités intenses.

Pain

  • For the first 24 to 72 hours after surgery, take acetaminophen (Tylenol, Atasol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or any medication you have been prescribed for pain relief. Avoid taking aspirin.

From the next day until complete recovery

  • Rinse your mouth three times a day with warm water and salt (2 ml or 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 250 ml or 1 cup of water);
  • Bruises may appear on the skin. They will disappear after five to seven days;
  • You may have difficulty opening your mouth. This should subside after four to five days;
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INFORMATION

Whether you are a new patient or a long-time patient, this section is a wealth of information before a first appointment or after a treatment.

It is now possible to fill out the first visit form online, in the comfort of your home, and send it to us before your first visit. If you particularly liked your reception or if you wish to make a suggestion or express your dissatisfaction, simply visit our satisfaction survey section and send it to us through the website. In addition, following a procedure, postoperative advice is offered to you. Finally, if you would like to know more about insurance and asepsis in the clinic, you will find the answers in this section.

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Insurance

Your dental insurance forms are free and are sent electronically (Internet).

In most cases, the amount you are covered for is instantly available. You only have to pay the deductible and the portion not covered. Insurance forms that cannot be submitted over the Internet are filled out free of charge and will be given to you in person. You will have to forward them to the appropriate person and pay the total amount of the fees to the dentist. The treatment plan and the evaluation for the different treatments are also offered free of charge.

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