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Vineyard Dental | Post-Op Instructions in Sacramento


There are general post op instructions for the following procedures. If you are having symptoms that are not covered here or have a dental emergency, please contact the office directly. 

Post Op Instructions

It is important to follow instructions after you have oral surgery to ensure proper healing and to avoid complications.  As a rule of thumb, you should always wait two hours after surgery before eating to let the anesthesia wear off.  Trying to eat before this could result in soft tissue damage because you are not able to feel all of your mouth.  The instructions found below are guidelines.  After your surgery the doctor or dental assistant will give you full instructions on how to properly recover from surgery.

Root Canal Therapy

You can expect soreness after a root canal procedure for a few days.  You should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the procedure was performed so you do not irritate the area and also to ensure that the temporary restorative material properly sets.  You will also need to take an antibiotic to treat any remaining infection in your tooth.  If you notice an increasing amount of pain or tenderness, a reaction to the medication, or the loss of the temporary restoration (filling) call your dentist immediately.




Vineyard Oaks Dental
Dr. Chang S. Vong, DMD

8940 Vintage Park Dr., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone: (916) 525-3200
Fax: (916) 525-1361

E-Mail: [email protected]
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