Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center | Mouth and Teeth Clean in Pembroke Pines

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Mouth and Teeth Clean
 

before_after_retrognathic_jaw_de.jpgKeeping Your Mouth and Teeth Clean

Try to keep your teeth as clean as possible. If you can't open your jaws, brush the front surfaces of teeth with a baby toothbrush.

A special mouthwash may be ordered for you in the hospital that will also help keep the teeth and gums clean.

You can use an oral irrigator or water-pik about 10 days after surgery and on a low setting only. However, check withDr. Payton, Cardenas, and Friedman before using a water-pik. A water-pik can be very helpful keeping the mouth clean, but can cause problems if used too early after surgery.

Aim to get back to brushing and flossing normally as soon as you can. Gentle brushing with a child s size toothbrush and toothpaste can begin the first day following surgery. Teeth should be brushed at least 3 times per day, and particularly after each meal.

When to Call Your Surgeon

If you have any of the following problems, call your surgeon. Go to the emergency department if your doctor's office is closed.

  • Severe bleeding
  • Pain that can't be controlled
  • Nausea or vomiting that can't be controlled
  • Swelling that continues to worsen after 3 to 4 days
  • A fever of 101°F (38.3°C) or higher