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After treatment

Information and advice about dental procedures

Always follow your dentist's advice after your visit. Below you can also read tips on what you may come across after the procedure.

Contact your nearest emergency department

If you get swelling in the mouth and down the throat or are having difficulty swallowing or breathing - contact your nearest emergency department!

CALL: 112

Contact your dentist in the event of:

  • Heavy bleeding that cannot be stopped with pressure dressings
  • Pain that increases or does not go away after a few days
  • Swelling that is very severe or does not disappear after a week
  • Fever lasting for more than two days
  • Difficulty in opening your mouth or jaw after a week

Practical Advice

During healing

After the tooth or teeth are removed, in their place a hole forms in the jawbone. Slowly, the gums will grow over the hole. It may take several weeks for this to occur. When the gums cover the hole, the bone continues to fill the area for a long time. Normally, checks on the healing are not carried out, however if you have any problems, you should contact your dentist.

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Oral hygiene

Brush your teeth as usual but brush gently in the wound area. After a few days, you should brush your teeth in the treated area to reduce bacterial coating. Brush gently with a soft toothbrush but avoid direct contact with the wound. After about two weeks, you can start cleaning again as usual. Sometimes your dentist may also recommend a special mouthwash as extra help.

Food, drink and tobacco

You should not eat, drink, smoke or take snuff for at least two hours after the procedure, as it can make healing more difficult and increase chances of infection. Do not rinse with water during this time. This is important so as not to destroy the blood clot which enables healing. During the first 24 hours it is good to eat liquid or semi-solid food that does not contain any pieces that can penetrate the wound.

Work and physical activity

Take it easy for the first few hours after the procedure. This is to reduce the risk of bleeding in the wound. Avoid hard work and heavy physical exertion during the first few days.


As you start to come out of anaesthesia, you may feel pain in the wound area or in a more widespread area. Use non-prescription pain tablets that do not contain acetylsalicylic acid and that you know you can tolerate. Usually, the pain is more pronounced during the first hours after the procedure, but usually subsides after one or a couple of days. Sometimes teeth near the wound can feel sore for a couple of days.


Slight bleeding from the wound during the first 24 hours is normal. Remember that bleeding increases during physical exertion and at bed rest. Sleep well with your head elevated during the first night. Remember not to rinse your mouth with water. If the bleeding increases, it is best to attend to it with pressure dressings. Then roll up a compress, or a clean handkerchief and place over the area. Bite hard for at least half an hour. If the bleeding does not stop after two to three attempts, consult your dentist.


Swelling in the mouth and in the facial area is a normal reaction after an operation. The swelling can gradually increase and reach its peak after two, three days. Usually it is gone after a week.


A slight increase in body temperature during the first 24 hours is normal.


Bruises can occur after the procedure. They usually disappear by themselves within a week.

Difficulty in opening your mouth

The jaw muscles can become stiff and sore after surgery. This can make it difficult to chew and open your mouth completely. The problem usually clears without treatment.

Root canal treatment

Before visiting the dentist

A root canal treatment involves the dentist opening and removing the inner soft tissue of the tooth and then filling the root canal. The most common reason a tooth has to undergo this treatment is because the pulp has become inflamed or infected by bacteria from cavities. Root canal treatment usually requires two treatment sessions. In the first session, the tooth is thoroughly cleansed of all bacteria with special files in the root canal. When the tooth is cleansed, the space is filled with bactericidal agents. In some cases, the tooth is rooted directly in one sitting. Root canal treatment is done with a rubber-like material that is sealed inside the root canal.

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During the visit

We always use a microscope to completely clean the root canal system. Sometimes we use 3D X-ray where we can locate inflamed areas with precise precision.

Food, drink and tobacco

You should not eat, drink, smoke or take snuff for at least two hours after the procedure, as it can make healing more difficult and increase chances of infection. Do not rinse with water during this time. This is important so as not to destroy the blood clot which enables healing. During the first 24 hours it is good to eat liquid or semi-solid food that does not contain any pieces that can penetrate the wound.

After the visit

After the treatment, the tooth may feel a little sore. The treatment is followed up and checked with an x-ray immediately afterwards, and a six-month check is carried out to ensure the healing of the tooth. A well-done cleansing and root canal treatment gives a good prognosis for the tooth's survival. For maximum success rate over time, in addition to a good root filling, a porcelain crown with a good seal is needed to prevent a new infection.


Difficulty in operating as usual with full dentures

It can be difficult to get used to a full denture. For example, it is more difficult to chew because the dentures are often loosened. Therefore, it is necessary to eat in a way that at first does not feel natural. Sometimes it is easier to divide the food yourself before putting it in your mouth. The difficulties in holding the dentures in place increases if you have a dry mouth. To counteract this, you can buy products at the pharmacy that stimulate saliva production in the mouth. However, 70 percent of all who have full dentures are satisfied.

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Self-care and maintenance

Store them in water

For the dentures to retain their shape, they must not dry out. Therefore, you should store them in water when you do not have it in your mouth.

Rinse after a meal

After each time you have eaten, rinse your mouth and dentures.

Clean twice a day

The dentures need to be cleaned twice a day, just as you would clean your real teeth - with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Use a special toothpaste for this, a denture cleansing toothpaste, or unpasteurized detergent. If you use regular toothpaste, there is a risk that the dentures will scratch, making it easier for bacteria to grow.

Brush the gums

Also, you need to gently brush the palate and gums where the dentures usually sit. This is to increase blood circulation.


Healing period

The implant healing time depends on the individual and can vary between two and four months. During this time, you will be checked by your dentist. It is important to note that smoking can impair implant insertion.

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Can I eat as usual after surgery?

It is inappropriate to eat within a couple of hours immediately after surgery. Eat a range of food but avoid eating hard-chewed food. If you are completely toothless in the operated jaw, you should preferably follow a liquid diet or eat a finely divided meal in the next few days after surgery.

What should I do if it starts to bleed?

To reduce the risk of bleeding, you can lie with your head high the night after the operation. There may be light bleeding in the next few days after the procedure. If bleeding occurs, it is most conveniently stopped by applying a pressure dressing. The easiest is to bite on a rolled-up compress or handkerchief for about 30 minutes. This should be repeated if bleeding does not stop. You always get slightly swollen, and bruising can occur. These disappear after one or a few weeks. Disturbances in the senses on the lip can also occur. These, too, are usually temporary.

Antibiotics, painkillers

In some cases, antibiotics (usually penicillin) are given for a week to avoid post-operative infections. You also get painkillers if needed.

Oral hygiene during the healing period

Oral hygiene is extra important after the operation, but it is also important that you be careful and avoid all strain in the operating area. After each meal, rinse your mouth thoroughly with plain water or saltwater (take 2 tablespoons of table salt to one litre of water). In the morning and evening, rinse your mouth with 10 ml of chlorhexidine solution (e.g. Pardex, Klorhexidin Dental), for 1 minute. You should brush your own teeth as usual. In combination with chlorhexidine rinsing, the Zendium toothpaste should be used.

When can I start using my dentures again?

In order to not jeopardize the treatment result, you must not use your dentures for 2-3 weeks. Your dentist must carefully adjust the denture before using it again. It is important that you contact your dentist if you are unsure about something. Also, contact your dentist immediately if the denture breaks during the healing period.

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