What Is My Recovery Time After A Dental Procedure?

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Anytime that you have a procedure that requires a recovery time at Hunsaker Dental we will send you home after carefully detailing special instructions on how best to take care of yourself. If you find that you forget, or need a reminder on a particular care instruction, please feel free to give us a call or look below for the instructions on your procedure!


Often, when we perform procedures, we will use a local anesthetic to numb an area of the mouth. We do this for your comfort so that you can sit back in the chair and relax without feeling excessive vibrations or heat. It can take a while for the numbness to wear off from areas like the tongue, lips, and roof of the mouth. Please refrain from drinking any beverages or eating any food during this time.

If you have had a temporary restoration placed while you’re waiting on a permanent one, that means we didn’t use a full-strength dental adhesive to hold it into place. Rather, we used a temporary dental adhesive that would allow your temporary restoration to be removed if faced with particularly sticky or hard foods.

If you have a problem following your dental procedure that persists for more than a week, please contact us and schedule an appointment to come in. We are happy to make any changes during your appointment.


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