Video Aftercare Instructions for Patients

Dr. Rider's Introduction

"I hope you find the following videos beneficial to your recovery. Should you have any questions, contact us!"


Phone: (520) 336-2286

What to do immediately following the procedure

  • What to do about bleeding
  • What to eat
  • When and how to take medications
  • How to use cold compresses
  • What to do if feeling light-headed or faint

Things to do on the days and weeks following surgery

  • Diet
  • How to avoid nausea
  • Managing and decreasing discomfort
  • The normal course of healing

How to best manage discomfort

  • Managing discomfort
  • Normal progression of discomfort and swelling
  • Medications to be taken to manage discomfort

Appropriate post-op foods

  • Diet
  • Best foods to eat
  • Irrigating instructions
  • Foods to avoid
  • Foods that promote healing

Appropriate post-op activities

  • Appropriate post-op activities
  • When to call your dentist with questions

Dry sockets and how to treat them

  • Definition of a dry socket
  • Normal amount of discomfort
  • How to avoid increasing discomfort
  • Best course of action for a dry socket

These patient aftercare videos are designed to help make the recovery time following your procedure progress as smoothly and painlessly as possible. This includes instructions about what to do immediately following your procedure, as well as in the days and weeks that after your surgery. You’ll learn what foods and activities are appropriate post-operation, in addition to managing discomfort and treating dry socket.