I recently had a tooth extracted. At that time I received an information sheet for the post-op care.
I did not realize the extent of care required to keep the tooth socket healthy. Rinse protocol, not using a straw when drinking, although mentioned on the info sheet are not clearly spelled out - for example what is "gentle" rinsing.
I think it would be extremely helpful for the dental assistant to take 5 minutes to go over the post - extraction care sheet. This would eliminate individuals from having to determining. for example, the "correct" salt water rinsing protocol and preclude any problems
Thanks for your review. I have added your suggestions to our next staff meeting list and will be discussing your comments with our staff.
Dawn Halpin, Office Manager at Bridgeview Dental