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You have bleeding after surgery

You will probably bleed for the first hour or 2 after surgery. The area may continue to ooze for up to 24 hours. Blood and saliva mix together in your mouth and this can make it look like you are bleeding more than you really are. After 4...

You have pain

Once the anesthetic (freezing) wears off, feeling some pain is normal. You might have the most pain in the first 24 to 48 hours after your surgery. Some soreness or discomfort at the site of the surgery may last for 3 to 5 days. The amount of discomfort is...

You have swelling

Your face may swell in the first 24 hours after oral surgery. The swelling may last for 5 to 7 days. Once the swelling starts to go down, your face may bruise. The bruising could last for up to 10 days after your surgery.

What to do

On the FIRST day afte...

Plaque is the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. Bacteria live in plaque and secrete acids that cause tooth decay and irritate gum tissue. This irritation causes an inflammatory reaction by your body that can eventually lead to gingivitis and p...

Fluoride supplements come in the form of chewable tablets, lozenges and drops. They are a way of getting fluoride intra-orally and are only recommended to individuals who are at high risk for dental caries. High risk individuals might be those who don’t brush with fluo...

Flossing

Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teet...

Instead of leaving your treatment to one dental professional, you should consider having both your general dentist and a periodontist be actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of your periodontal disease. This team approach will help your general dentist (who...

Have you been putting off your periodontal treatment?

The end of the year is fast approaching and due to our busy lives, many of us have been putting off our periodontal treatment. Each year we receive an individual dollar amount maximum from our insurance company. If t...

As Halloween fast approaches here are some healthy tips to keep cavities away and protect your child’s smile and health. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends taking these simple steps:

    * Limit the number of times a day your child eats sugary treats or sn...

One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant as they function just like your natural teeth. It is very important however, to remember that just as a natural tooth they are capable of becoming diseased. It is imperative to take care of them and ke...

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Peterborough, Ontario

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