If you are undergoing a dental procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Post-operative instructions vary from procedure to procedure, but you are still sure to have some questions regarding care. Your Santa Cruz dentist will be available to answer those questions and respond to any concerns you may have.
Some of the most common post-op questions include:
How do I care for my removable prosthesis?
Yes. Your post-operative care is contingent on you understanding everything about the recovery process and your responsibilities in caring for your surgical site.
Your Santa Cruz dentist should allocate enough time in your consultation and pre-operative exam to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. You should also be provided a phone number that you can call following your procedure to discuss any questions that may come up at that time.
Yes. Begin thinking of any questions you may have about your post-operative care, and begin writing them down. You’ll be ready to ask all of your questions when the opportunity arises without missing any important details.
If you have an upcoming dental procedure and have questions about the recovery process, please call 831-459-9802 to speak with our team about post-op instructions in Santa Cruz, California. At the time of your appointment, Dr. Brent Porter will also provide you with specific instructions for your oral needs.