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Kent A. Caserta, DDS, Inc. | General Instructions in Willoughby



PHONE: (440) 953-1733

FAX : (440) 946-1650

38530 Lakeshore Blvd. | Willoughby, OH 44094


General Instructions


1. No smoking, spitting, or drinking through a straw for a minimum of 3-5 days.

2. Take recommended pain medications before numbness wears off.

3. Do not rinse your mouth the day of surgery. Avoid HOT liquids.

4. Use ICE to minimize swelling. Apply ice 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off on the outside of your face. In the case of an abscessed tooth (pus), avoid using ice.

5. The day after surgery, rise gently at least 6 times per day with an 8-ounce glass of very warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in it. Do not swish or spit.

6. A good diet is essential. Begin with cool liquids and soft foods such as miklshakes (do not use a straw), soft pasta, scrambled eggs, ect. Drink lots of liquids. Be sure nothing is more than lukewarm for the first 24 hours. As soon as possible return gradually to a normal diet. 

Willoughby Dentist | General Instructions. Kent Caserta is a Willoughby Dentist.