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Manor
14008 Shadow Glen Blvd STE 203
(512) 982-1272
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78653
The Grove
4301 Bull Creek Suite 190
(512) 884-5658
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The Domain
11005 Burnet Road #100
(512) 646-0815
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Saltillo
901 E 5th St Suite 170
(512) 649-7510
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South Lamar
2717 South Lamar Blvd #1086
(512) 717-5315
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Parmer Park
1606 E Parmer Ln. Suite #125
(512) 572-0215
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78753
Lantana Place
7415 SW Pkwy. Bldg 6 #200
(512) 648-6115
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Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
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McKinney
6700 Alma Rd STE 400
(469) 663-0515
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75070
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
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Keep Your Gums Happy And Healthy

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is one of America's most common dental health issues. According to the American Dental Association, 2 out of every 3 Americans have some form of periodontal disease and many aren't even aware. Proper periodontal care from Enamel Dentistry will help you prevent, halt, and treat gum disease. Come in and see us to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.

Understand The Stages Of Gum Disease And Treatment

Stages

Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Gingivitis is reversible with proper care, but Periodontitis can leave permanent damage.

Symptoms

Early symptoms are bleeding gums and bad breath. Progression leads to sensitivity, a foul taste, and recession.

Effects

Gum disease is serious. Inflammation and bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause heart disease and strokes.

Treatment

Deep cleanings. We use diode laser technology to get faster healing and even better results with your deep cleaning.

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Whatever dental procedure or treatment you need, we'll make sure your time with us is comfortable, enjoyable and informative.

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Pain Management

December 1, 2020

Pain Management Protocol

Start with:

  • Ibuprofen 600mg or 800mg (Advil, Motrin) unless otherwise directed by your doctor or dentist
  • Take every 8 hours

    *Over-the-counter Ibuprofen typically comes in 200mg tablets, so you can take 3-4 tablets to reach the recommended 600-800mg dosage. Do not exceed 3200mg daily.

If necessary add:

  • Acetaminophen 500mg (Tylenol)
  • Take every 6 hours
  • Recommended to be taken 3 hours after dose of Ibuprofen, but can be taken at same time as Ibuprofen

    *Over-the-counter Acetaminophen typically comes in 375mg or 500mg tablets, so you can take the 1-2 tablets to reach the recommended 500mg dosage. Do not exceed 2000mg daily.

If discomfort persists, discontinue Acetaminophen 500mg and replace with:

  • Norco 5/325mg OR Tylenol #3 (depending on what was prescribed to you)
  • >Both listed medications contain Tylenol so please be aware of your total daily consumption (do not exceed 2000mg Tylenol a day).
  • >Take 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed for additional pain control
  • >Recommended to take 3 hours after dose of Ibuprofen, but can be taken at same time as Ibuprofen
  • >Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking these medications as they can cause drowsiness
  • >If pain is more prominent at night, save these medications for use closer to bedtime as tolerance can build quickly
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Post - OP Instructions: Teeth Whitening

February 20, 2024

Post – Operative Instructions: Whitening

Sensitivity

Sensitivity is normal for a few days following your treatment. Occasionally the sensitivity will last much longer. You may use a toothpaste containing extra fluoride (like Sensodyne) and/or a fluoride mouthwash (like ACT) for a few days until the sensitivity subsides.  You may also take a pain reliever like Advil/Motrin or Tylenol if needed. Patients may describe this sensitivity as a momentary tingling or stinging sensation. This is a common postoperative symptom that usually resolves within a few days! Some soft tissue irritation may occur on gums or lips. Use petroleum jelly for a few days and this will disappear. 

Staining

For the next 48 HOURS: Please try to avoid dark staining substances such as:

  • Lipstick or anything that would stain a white shirt
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Soy Sauce
  • Red Wine
  • Berries
  • Tobacco
  • Red Sauces
  • Mustard/Ketchup
  • Dark Sodas

Suggestions of white and clear foods you may consume for the next 48 HOURS: 

  • Milk, water, clear sodas
  • Bananas, apples (no peel)
  • White bread, flour tortillas
  • Oatmeal, cream of wheat
  • Plain yogurts, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese
  • White rice, baked potato
  • Plain pasta and white sauce
  • Turkey, chicken breast (no skin), and white fish

Maintenance

  • Avoid stain related habits
  • If you must indulge in staining habits, rinse your mouth out immediately afterwards. 
  • Practice good oral hygiene including thorough tooth brushing, flossing to remove debris between teeth, and tongue cleaning
  • Seek regular professional dental hygiene care to maintain oral health, keep staining to a minimum, and determine need for whitening touch‐ups 
Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post - OP Instructions: Dental Extractions

February 20, 2024

Post – Operative Instructions: Extractions

Post-operative care is important following oral surgery to ensure successful healing. Extraction sites generally heal over/within 7 days following surgery. However, healing may be delayed in smokers and patients with significant medical conditions such as diabetes.

BLEEDING

Bleeding after surgery is normal and may continue for several hours following your appointment. The best way to stop excessive bleeding is with pressure. Apply pressure by placing a folded, sterile and dampened piece of gauze over the extraction site and gently bite for 30-60 minutes. Rest quietly with your head elevated. If bleeding continues, use additional gauze or bite on a tea bag for 30 more minutes. Bleeding should always be evaluated by looking directly at the surgical site. Pink or blood-tinged saliva may be seen for 2-3 days following the surgery and does not indicate a problem.

SWELLING

Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days. Swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Apply the ice packs to the outside of the face 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours. After 48 hours, begin use of a warm, moist compress to the cheek.

PAIN

Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. All medications should not exceed the recommended dosage.

ACTIVITY

For the first 48 hours you should rest and relax with no physical activity. After 48 hours, you may resume activity as tolerated.

HEALING

Bad breath is common and will disappear as healing occurs. Two to three days following surgery, white, possible hard tissue may be seen in the surgical site. This signifies normal, healing tissue. Complete healing of the extraction site may take 6-8 weeks.

SUTURES/STITCHES

Sutures will resorb or fall out on their own usually 5-7 days following surgery. However, it is normal for a suture to come out on the day of surgery. If bleeding occurs because the sutures have fallen out, bite on gauze to apply pressure as described on the first page.

GRAFTING

If you had a graft done, your grafting is made up of many particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do not be alarmed by these. It’s normal to have some of them come out of the graft site and into your mouth. Do NOT vigorously rinse or spit for 5 days. Do NOT apply pressure with your tongue or fingers to the grafted area, as the material is moveable during the initial healing. Do NOT lift or pull on the lip to look at the sutures. This can actually cause damage to the wound site and tear the sutures.

DRY SOCKETS

If a dry socket occurs (loss of blood clot from socket) there is constant pain that may radiate to other areas including ear, jaw, and teeth. Symptoms of a dry socket do not typically occur until the 5th to 7th day after the procedure. If you do not have improvement during the first few days following the procedure, call the office. A medicated dressing may be placed or a medicated syringe may be given if the medications taken by mouth do not resolve the discomfort. To help prevent a dry socket, avoid vigorous rinsing, sucking on the wound, spitting, using a straw, smoking and exercising for 2-3 days after the procedure. You may gently rinse your mouth with a dilute mouth rinse of your choice after one day.

ANTIBIOTICS

If an antibiotic is prescribed, take the tablets or liquid as directed. Take the entire prescription until gone. Antibiotics can be given to help prevent infection. Make sure to call the office if a rash or other unfavorable reaction occurs.

DIET

While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods. Patients may have applesauce, pudding or jello. Once numbness wears off patients can progress to solid foods, chewing away from the surgical sites. Patients should avoid foods like nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc., which may get lodged in the socket areas.

ORAL HYGIENE

Good oral hygiene is important to normal wound healing. For the first 24 hours following surgery, avoid rinsing your mouth or using mouthwash. Many mouth rinses contain alcohol which may be painful to use during the healing process. Salt water rinses are preferred as they both antibacterial and are non-injurious to healing gum tissue. The day following your extraction we recommend starting a regimen of these salt-water rinses. Rinse gently with warm salt water (1/2 tsp. salt in 8 oz. water) several times a day for three or four days. Brushing should also be resumed, being careful to avoid the surgical site for the first two days.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

Should I Still Floss If My Gums Bleed?

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Sedation Pre-Op Instructions

January 28, 2023

Pre and Post-Op Moderate Sedation Instructions

  • A responsible adult, over the age of 18, must accompany the patient to the clinic and wait on site until procedure has been completed. Following sedation, a responsible adult must escort the patient home and remain with the patient for the next several hours.
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors (persons under the age of 18).
  • No food or liquids for 8 hours before the start of the procedure. If food/liquids are consumed within this time frame, please call the office immediately
  • Stay well hydrated the day before the scheduled procedure.
  • Take all medications as normal with a small sip of water unless specifically directed otherwise by Dr. Dillon Patel
  • >For patients diagnosed with diabetes or taking blood thinners (i.e. Plavix, Warfarin, Coumadin, Xarelto), please contact the office for instructions
  • >For patients diagnosed with asthma, please bring your rescue inhaler with you
  • Wear loose, comfortable, older clothing that allows access to both arms and that is not restrictive to your neck (some medications or materials may permanently stain clothing)
  • Please inform your Enamel provider and have a list available of any medical conditions, medications, or any previous/upcoming surgeries before the scheduled procedure date
  • If you have had any sickness involving the upper respiratory system within the past 2weeks (severe sinus conditions, severe cold, bronchitis, flu, COVID-19 etc.), please inform the clinic as your procedure may need to be rescheduled to a later date for your safety.
  • Following sedation, patients should refrain from driving an automobile, drinking alcohol or engaging in any activity that requires alertness until at least the next day. This timeframe may vary from patient to patient.

For any questions, concerns, or problems prior to or following sedation, please contact: Your Enamel Doctor

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