Dental FAQ

Please stop taking the antibiotics and call the office of our Hillsboro dentist immediately, even if it’s a weekend or at night.

Probiotics restore the good bacteria to our digestive system that often times get wiped out with antibiotic usage. Taking probiotics while taking antibiotics helps your system stay balanced and reduce chances of diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues.

For the first month, we ask that you do not eat in the area of the bone graft, implant, or connective tissue graft. We will talk with you at your post-operative checks about eating limitations and your recovery.

We send you home with an ice pack that you can refreeze and reuse. Keep ice on the affected area for 20 minutes then take it off for 20 minutes. Continue this process for the first 48 hours after surgery as much as possible.

6 hours prior to your appointment you can have nothing to eat or drink. If you have morning medications you should take them with a small amount of water. After your procedure, there are no eating limitations due to IV sedation.

On average 90% of our patients return to work the next day and are fine taking Advil for any residual pain. This, of course, is dependent on your individual response to surgery and your compliance in keeping the surgical area iced for the first day.

We recommend no vigorous exercise for the first week after surgery.