TOOTH REPLANTATION, CARE AFTER
After your procedure, it is common in the first 48 hours to have:
- If you were prescribed an antibiotic medicine, finish all of it even if you start to feel better.
- Take medicines only as directed by your health care provider.
- Avoid participating in contact sports.
- Eat soft-textured foods as directed by your health care provider.
- Do not use any tobacco products including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or electronic cigarettes. If you need help quitting, ask your health care provider.
- Take care of your teeth as directed by your health care provider. This may involve using a soft toothbrush and using a mouth rinse.
- Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after meals.
- If directed, apply ice to the injured area:
- Put ice in a plastic bag.
- Place a towel between your skin and the bag.
- Leave the ice on for 20 minutes, 2–3 times per day.
- Care for your splint and wear it as directed by your health care provider.
- Keep all follow-up visits as directed by your health care provider. This is important. You may need to have a root canal 7–10 days after the tooth is replanted and before your splint is removed.
- Check your replanted tooth every day for signs of infection. Watch for:
- Redness, swelling, or pain.
- Blood or pus.
- You have a fever or chills.
- Your pain is not controlled with medicine.
- Your splint becomes loose.
- Your symptoms get worse.
- You have new symptoms.
- You have redness, swelling, or pain where your tooth was replanted.
- You have blood or pus coming from your replanted tooth.
- Your face is more swollen.
- You have severe pain.
- You cannot open your mouth.
- The replanted tooth moves out of place.
- Your splint breaks.