Smile Brighter with Our Post-Op Instructions for Full Mouth Reconstruction

Did you just undergo a full mouth reconstruction? Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards having a healthier and more beautiful smile. But don’t stop there, proper post-operative care is essential for ensuring long-lasting results. 

So get ready to rock that new set of teeth with confidence because our expert team has got you covered with their tried and tested post-op instructions. 

Immediate Post-Op Care

  • Rest: After your full mouth reconstruction, getting plenty of rest is essential. To aid with the healing process, you should refrain from engaging in vigorous activity for the first hour.
  • Pain Management: After the treatment, it is common to have some soreness as well as swelling. We will prescribe pain medication as needed to manage pain. Take it as directed or over-the-counter pain relievers if recommended.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising may peak around the second or third day and gradually subside. Applying a cold compress to the affected area in 20-minute intervals can help reduce swelling during the first 48 hours.
  • Pain Management: Continue taking prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as your dentist directs to manage discomfort. If the discomfort continues or gets worse, please get in touch with our office as soon as possible.
  • Oral Rinses: Your dentist may prescribe or recommend a special mouthwash during the initial days following your procedure. Use it as directed to promote healing and prevent infection.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Your dentist will want to monitor your progress and make any required adjustments to your treatment plan, so it is important that you attend all of your planned follow-up sessions.


  • Oral Hygiene: Oral hygiene should be maintained at a high level via brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash as instructed by your dentist. Regular dental examinations and cleanings performed by a professional are essential in order to guarantee the longevity of your dental work.
  • Diet: Adopt a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to support oral health. Do not consume an excessive amount of sugary or acidic meals and beverages as they can contribute to dental issues.
  • Night Guards: If you have received restorations such as crowns or veneers, consider wearing a nightguard if you have a pattern of clenching your teeth or grinding your teeth constantly when you are sleeping. This will protect your dental work from damage.
  • Avoiding Harmful Habits: Refrain from chewing on ice, pens, or other hard objects that can damage your dental work. If you want to open bottles or packages, you should not use your teeth as tools.
  • Oral Health Education: Stay informed about proper oral care techniques and follow your dentist’s recommendations for maintaining full mouth reconstruction. They may suggest specific products or practices to support your dental health.
  • Monitoring for Changes: Pay attention to any unusual sensations, pain, or changes in your dental work. Please get in touch with your dentist if you observe anything that stands out promptly to address the issue.
  • Smoking and Alcohol: Consider reducing or quitting smoking, as it can compromise your oral health. Limit alcohol consumption, as excessive alcohol can contribute to dental problems and compromise the longevity of your dental work.

By following these post-op instructions and long-term aftercare rules, you can secure the success of your business and its continued existence full mouth reconstruction

If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery process, do not hesitate to contact Illume Dental of McKinney for assistance. We are here to support you on your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile.