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What to Expect from Full Mouth Reconstruction Recovery

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cordiniperio @ 6:13 pm
person smiling after full mouth reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction may be the solution for a damaged smile. It’s a treatment plan comprising several procedures meant to improve gum and tooth health and is ideal for patients who have significant dental or periodontal problems. The recovery process varies depending on the procedures involved, but continue reading to learn what you should know and what you can generally expect during this process.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings fix cavities and minor damage to the teeth. They can be placed in just one appointment. There might be slight soreness in the affected area for the first day after getting them. Until your mouth heals, refrain from eating excessively hard or chewy foods. Chew on the opposite side of your mouth, until you can eat normally.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns fix large cavities and severely damaged teeth while also improving discoloration and the shape of one’s pearly whites. Dental bridges can substitute one or more consecutive missing teeth and consist of two dental crowns attached to abutment (anchor) teeth with a  tooth in the middle.

Both treatments involve reshaping the treated teeth to fit the restorations properly and maintain your bite. You might feel slight soreness after you have them placed, so opt for eating soft foods in the first few days after treatment. Any discomfort should dissipate within two to three days.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals involve removing the infected or damaged pulp of a tooth. The area is cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a special material to prevent further infection. A crown or filling is then placed to restore the tooth’s functionality and prevent future damage.

Following root canal therapy, expect minor swelling, bleeding, and soreness. Eating soft foods and taking pain medication can help ease discomfort. You can also use a cold compress to numb the area and lessen inflammation. Side effects should resolve within three to five days.

Tooth Extractions

Saving teeth is a dentist’s first priority, but extractions may be necessary if the tooth is too far gone and cannot be saved. Recovery usually takes several days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medicine, salt water rinses, or cold compresses. Tooth replacement is key after extractions since it will prevent further oral health issues down the line, such as jawbone deterioration and shifting teeth.

Dental Implants

For missing teeth, implants are an excellent choice that replaces the entire tooth structure, not just the crown. They are surgically placed in the jawbone and require four to six months to fuse with it through osseointegration. Adequate rest and a soft food diet are essential after the procedure so that you heal properly. Additionally, be sure to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and avoid overly sticky, starchy, sweet, and acidic foods and drinks until you heal.

About the Practice

For Louisville residents seeking exceptional dental care, Cordini Periodontics is the perfect solution. If you need significant work done on your smile, they offer full mouth reconstruction. They can guide you through the process and provide you with details on what to expect during the recovery phase. With Cordini Periodontics, you can count on receiving the highest level of dental care to perfect your pearly whites. To learn more about their services or to schedule a consultation, you can contact Cordini Periodontics’ office at (502) 425-5010, or visit their website.

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