Your dentist has certain protocols in place to protect your health and the health of others in the office.
However, once you leave the office after a procedure, you still need to be careful about infection.
What is actually involved in preventing infection?
In-Office Standards and Your Actions
PLAY KEY ROLES IN PREVENTING INFECTION
Standard Precautions for Infection Control
- Hand washing
- Wearing protective equipment, such as gloves, masks, and eyewear
- Good cough etiquette
- Work practice controls for sharps safety
- Safe injection techniques
- Sterile instruments and devices
- Clean and disinfected surfaces
FOR PREVENTING INFECTION
OF AN INFECTION
- Increased pain three to four days following surgery
- A fever of over 101 degrees Fahrenheit
- Pus developing in the surgical site
- Increased swelling of the face, jaw, or gums three to four days after surgery
- Issues opening or moving your jaw
- Prolonged bleeding
Report Distressing Symptoms
- American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
- Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
- International Team for Implantology (ITI)
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Damaged or missing teeth undercut your health, comfort, and confidence. Thankfully, the advanced treatments available at Cary Prosthodontics, serving Cary and Raleigh, NC, can restore the appearance and function of your smile, radically improving your quality of life.
After receiving implants, advanced dentures, or other dental prosthetics, you can once again eat your favorite foods, brush and floss normally, and laugh and smile without embarrassment.
Take the first step towards a fully functioning mouth by scheduling an appointment with our prosthodontists. You can request a consultation by filling out our online form or calling our friendly team at: