Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic

We follow The Alberta Dental Fee Guide

Client Instructions

Please follow suggested instructions
After Hygiene Visit (scaling/ teeth cleaning)

Scaling or teeth cleaning removes plaque and calculus (tartar) on the teeth to promote healing of gum (gingiva) attachment. It is normal to see bleeding gums during the procedure and some cases even after the procedure.
It is normal to feel discomfort around the teeth and around the gum lines
There can be temporary increase in sensitivity towards hot, cold and even to sweets.

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Teeth Whitening

Brush and floss very well before the whitening procedure
Drop small amount of gel into each teeth in the tray, you can skip the molars since they would not be shown while you smile.
Place the tray completely to the teeth

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Tooth Extraction

When your procedure is complete, surgical gauze will be placed in your mouth for you to bite on for the next 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take two (2) pieces of gauze from the package we have provided you with, dampen them with water, fold both pieces in half and place back into your mouth. Bite down with firm pressure for an additional 20 minutes. This firm pressure encourages the formation of a blood clot, which allows the extraction site to heal.

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Crown and Bridge

Your natural teeth is grinded to reduce size for accommodating artificial teeth.
Teeth and surrounding gum (gingiva) that are prepared for crown and bridge can be sensitive, sore, inflamed for few days. Gently clean those area, you can use warm salt water to relieve the symptoms and faster healing.

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After restorations/fillings

Do not eat immediately after the procedure, you could be still under local anesthetic (freezing) . Wait until the tingly, itchy feeling is gone.
Your teeth could be sensitive for few days after the restoration and try avoiding extreme temperature food or drinks...

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After Root Canal Therapy

In this procedure we remove your nerve / pulp of the teeth and clean the root canal.
That teeth may show discomfort for few following days
You could be still in the effect of local anesthetics (freezing), make sure you don’t consume extremely hot food/ beverages, you may burn yourself and not recognize. Avoid having food on that side immediately so that you don’t chew your cheeks due to lack of sensation.

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Please let us know if you have any of the following medical conditions before scheduling an appointment under nitrous oxide sedation. congestive heart failure, diagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic asthma, bronchiectasis, pregnancy, hepatitis B or C, tuberculosis, macrocytic anemia, immune diseases, respiratory diseases, middle ear infections, or a history of substance abuse.

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