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Aesthetic General Dentistry's Post-Op Instructions and Aftercare for Full Mouth Reconstruction

As a dentist, we understand the importance of providing our patients with comprehensive care not only during procedures but also after. This is especially true for full mouth reconstruction, a procedure that involves multiple restorative and cosmetic treatments to improve the overall function and appearance of your teeth.

To ensure optimal results and speedy recovery, we provide our patients with detailed post-operative instructions and aftercare guidelines.

dentist examining patient
dentist examining patient

Post-Op Instructions

Following a full mouth reconstruction, it is essential to follow specific instructions to promote healing and minimize any potential complications. These instructions may vary depending on the treatments involved in your reconstruction, but here are some general guidelines to follow:

Pain Relief

It is normal to experience some discomfort after a full mouth reconstruction. To ease discomfort, we might prescribe pain medication or suggest over-the-counter alternatives like ibuprofen. We encourage our patients to follow the recommended dosage instructions and not to delay taking the medication until the pain becomes intense.

Swelling and Bleeding

Swelling and bleeding are common after a full mouth reconstruction. To reduce swelling, we recommend applying ice packs to the face for 20 minutes at a time. For bleeding, we suggest placing a clean gauze pad over the area and biting down for about 30 minutes until the bleeding stops.


It is crucial to stick to a soft food diet for the first few days after a full mouth reconstruction. This includes foods like soups, mashed potatoes, and smoothies. Avoid hard or crunchy foods that may irritate the surgical areas.

Oral Hygiene

Keeping your mouth clean is vital for proper healing and preventing infection. However, it is essential to be gentle when brushing and flossing around the surgical sites. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and rinsing with warm saltwater to keep the area clean.

Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking and drinking alcohol can hinder the healing process. We advise our patients to refrain from both for at least 24 hours after surgery.

Follow-Up Appointments

It is crucial to attend all follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist. These appointments are necessary to check on the healing process and make any adjustments if needed.

Estimated Recovery Time

The duration of recovery for a full mouth reconstruction is contingent upon the scope of the procedure. Typically, the complete healing process can span between 2 to 4 weeks.

During this time, it is essential to follow all post-op instructions carefully.

We understand that undergoing a full mouth reconstruction can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking. However, with proper post-op care and following the instructions provided by your dentist, you can ensure a smooth recovery process.

We want to remind our patients that it is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bleeding after the procedure. These are all part of the healing process and should subside within a few days. If you have any concerns or experience severe pain, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Our goal at Aesthetic General Dentistry of Frisco is not just to provide exceptional dental care but also to ensure that our patients have a positive and comfortable experience. We hope these post-op instructions will help you navigate through the recovery process with ease.