Post OP Instructions


Post Operative & Post Treatment Instructions


  • Do not floss, Waterpik, or use any type of pic on the teeth fo the next 10 days.
  • Do not eat any crunch food on those teeth for 7 days.
  • Do not use any mouth rinse today. No warm salt water.
  • Do not brush the area for 12 hours.
  • You can go back to normal brushing and rinsing the next day.


  • Bite on Gauze for 2 hours. Then fold 2 new gauze bite and change every 2 hours
  • No smoking, rinsing, brushing or using a straw. Suction can cause severe pain
  • Day after extraction rinse mouth gently every 3-4 hours (especially after meals) warm salt water= tall glass 1 teaspoon salt stir gently hold over area and gently rinse and repeat
  • Light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours. You should only eat soft foods.
  • Please follow the directions given on the packet of gauze, which you received at your visit.

Do NOT take these Dietary Supplements for 1 week
Garlic, Vitamin E, Flaxseed, Magnesium, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Glucosamine, Lycopene, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin A Complex, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Ginger

Fillings, Crown and Bridges

  • Do not eat anything on the tooth for 2 weeks.
  • Do not floss or Waterpik the tooth for 2 days. When you do, pull the floss through the side.
  • It is normal for the tooth to be sensitive to hot, cold, and chewing for 4 months.
  • Do not click your teeth together to check the bite. You might cause damage.
  • Rinse your gums with warm salt water after meals to reduce soreness if needed. (TALL GLASS, WARM WATER, 1TSP SALT, 10 SECONDS)
  • Brush gently.

Full/Partial Dentures

  • Clean your dentures with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Read out loud for 15 minutes twice a day to train your tongue.
  • Eat only soft foods for the first week.
  • If yo get a sore spot, take denture out for 24 hours and rinse with warm salt water. (WARM WATER, 1 TSP SALT, RINSE FOR 10 SECONDS)
  • Your bite and speaking may feel strange for a few months.
  • Do not sleep with dentures.
  • Only wear dentures for 2 hours around meal times the first week. Wear them for 2 hours, take out for 2 hours, alternate.

Teeth Whitening

  • brush with Sensodyne toothpaste until tube is completely finished.
  • No smoking (very important)
  • No Listerine for one week
  • ACT with fluoride is okay.
  • Stay away from anything too hot or too cold for 2 days.
  • Stay away from juice, soda, tea, coffee and red wine for 1 day.
  • Anything acidic may cause sensitivity.
  • If your teeth are sensitive for 1-2 weeks that is normal- just avoid what is causing the sensitivity.

Root Canal Therapy

First of all, Congratulations, you made it through the Root Canal! Hopefully you had a pleasant experience, considering the circumstances. That truly is our goal.

The most difficult questions we are asked is, “What am I going to feel after the numbness wears off?” Root Canal Therapy disinfects the inside of the root of an infected tooth. Since everyone heals differently, it is hard to predict what your experience will be. The following instructions are meant to guide you through the healing phase as comfortable as possible.

  • Do NOT chew, touch with a finger, tap with tongue or finger, bite or put pressure on that tooth until your next visit. Do NOT floss or Waterpik that area and brush gently every day.
  • If you are given any prescription medication related to this treatment please take them as instructed by Dr. Novick.
  • Rinsing the inside of your mouth in the area of the treatment several times a day with warm salt water rinses can relieve mild irritation of the gum around the teeth.

Root Planing

  • Do not chew on that side today.
  • Do not floss or use piks on that side today.
  • Gently brush. Gently Waterpik
  • The first day, rinse with warm salt water after eating (TALL GLASS, WARM WATER, 1 TSP SALT, 10 SECONDS).

Temporary Crowns & Bridges

  • Do not eat on that side until your next visit.
  • Do not floss or Waterpik that area until your next visit.
  • Rinse the gums with warm salt water. (TALL GLASS, WARM WATER, 1 TSP SALT, 10 SECONDS)
  • It is normal for your tooth to be sensitive to hot and cold
  • Brush gently every day.
  • If the Temporary comes off you can gently put it back in with Fixodent or Polygrip and call our office to let us know.
  • It is normal for the Temporary to feel rough, bulky, or a different bite.


  • Eat soft foods – see list
  • Before Dinner and Bed Time
  • Do Warm compresses alternating 10 min. on and 10 min. off (repeat twice daily)
  • Sleep on other side
  • When yawning- try to keep mouth from opening too wide
  • Try to not talk too much!


It is OKAY to eat the following foods:
Yogurt, Oatmeal, Applesauce, Banana, Blueberries, Watermelon, Meatballs, Spaghetti, Pasta, Cake, Ice Cream (without nuts), Fish, Tuna Fish, Peas, Cooked Carrots, Spinach, Eggs, Thin Soft Cheese, Jello, Pudding

Do not eat the following foods:
Apples, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Peppers, Granola, Oranges, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Grapes, Steak, Carrots, Bagels, Chicken Salad, Crackers, Pizza, Nuts, Peanut Butter, Candy, Gum.

NOTE: Any food that you cannot break up with your tongue is too hard. Please do not call for any adjustment appointment until you are only eating approved foods.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 516-481-1446.

02:36 18 Dec 17
Dr Novick and the Celebrity Dental Team Is Awesome! Hands down the best dentist our family has ever gone to! His staff is awesome and there is never a wait when you visit! Dr Novick is also awesome with my 2 kids (7 and 12) and even got them to brush twice a day! Over 10 years strong and my teeth have never been better! - Thanks Guys!!!
renee Nero
renee Nero
01:50 18 Jan 18
I always hated going to the dentist and would skip years at a time but once I started going to Dr Novick that hatred faded off. It may sound corny but Dr Novick gave me my smile. I trust his opinion and take his advice on what he recommendeds for my oral health. His staff is wonderful. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
Lenore Weingarten
Lenore Weingarten
00:06 01 Feb 18
The staff in this office is AMAZING. Dr. Novick is a fantastic dentist. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist.
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
Sheryl Kushnick-Carr
02:51 10 Feb 18
Dr. Novick and his Staff are fantastic!! I've been going there for over 12 years, and now bring my elderly parents to Celebrity Dental as well. Dr. Novick is beyond gentle, explains everything, doesn't double book.... Can't recommend them enough!!!
03:46 23 Dec 17
Dr. Novick goes the extra mile to ensure I have the best possible outcome. Because of this my teeth are in great shape. His hygienist who did my teeth cleaning has the same great attitude.
Nicole Rosenberg
Nicole Rosenberg
16:49 22 Sep 18
Nice and clean environment. Dr. Novick is very knowledgeable and kind, as well as the rest of the staff. Dr. Novick explains what is going on and actually discusses with the patient what is the best plan of action. A patient-centered practice. Would recommend to others.
Marsha Holland
Marsha Holland
18:19 09 Oct 18
I wish I could give more than 5 stars, Dr. Novick and his staff are phenomenal, I never ever met such a beautifully trained inviting and warm staff, let's start with Danielle, she is the patient coordinator, I had spoken to this angel over the phone before my appointment, she relaxed me with her very kind soft spoken words, she is exceptional in her work, Diana, this is who I saw upon my arrival, she is the office manager, another soft spoken beautiful angel, just like Danielle, she made me feel so welcome, she is like an old friend, whom I had not seen in a long while,( I was that comfortable) Laura and Rafaela, are more beautiful souls, they are the dental assistants, they are very kind and considerate, they also made me feel like a family member, Pam the dental hygienist , explained everything I need to know to continue on a path to healthy teeth and gums, she explained this in such a way that I was overwhelmed by her level of care and consideration for my OVERALL HEALTH, not to mention she cleaned my teeth so effortless, It felt good and looked even better, Dr. Novick is the absolute best Dentist I ever been to in my life, he's like the icing on the cake, he was thorough, pleasant, and extremely knowledgeable, this man knows his craft, he is also quite handsome, another perk, this experience with him and his staff was so beautiful, I am thanking GOD for this pleasure of finding such a treasure they are all deserving of more than a million stars. Thank You Marsha Holland
Jennifer Stillman
Jennifer Stillman
18:30 03 Nov 18
I've never had such a pleasant experience at the dentist as I did at Dr. Novick's office!!! The staff is very friendly and made me feel at ease!!! I had 2 teeth pulled and was not in any pain after. Dr. Novick explained everything he was doing and made sure I was as comfortable as possible!!! By far the best!!!! I will recommend Celebrity Dental to all my family and friends!!!!
Shalom Lamm
Shalom Lamm
20:23 26 Feb 19
Super-friendly staff, and never a wait of more than just a few minutes. The office has real patient-centered feel from Dr. Novick himself to every person with whom you come into contact.
Paul Lizio
Paul Lizio
15:57 03 Apr 19
I have been going to Dr. Novick for over 15 years and i have never had a bad experience. He never over books patients so there is never a wait when I go. He has a friendly staff and is very knowledgeable in his practice. My teeth and gums have improved tremendously since I have been going there. Thanks, Doc!
Gregory Robinson
Gregory Robinson
22:15 10 Jun 19
Been coming here a really long time. I don't even live local anymore and travel from CT because Dr. Novick has really taken care of my mouth over the years. He always takes the time to explain everything and even follows up personally after any procedure to make sure your doing ok. Always a great experience, and you can tell that everyone actually cares about their patients. The office is clean and runs on time which is amazing. Thank you Diana, Pamela, Danielle and the rest of the crew.
Ian R.
Ian R.
22:38 25 Jun 19
There is soooooooo much that’s incredible about this office and all of those working within it, that it’s rather difficult for me to put it into words. Can’t wait for my next visit!
Rose Ravalli
Rose Ravalli
17:10 17 Sep 19
I have been Dr. Novick’s patient for many years and the care that I’ve received over the years has never been anything less than excellent. As a nurse I’m very conscious of environment and cleanliness. In addition to always feeling safe… his office is welcoming and comfortable. From the first day, almost 30 years ago, it was immediately apparent how knowledgeable Dr. Novick was and how much he enjoyed his profession. Time has not changed this. He remains current in dental practices and procedures, and it is apparent that he still loves what he does. Many years ago, my Mom was very ill and was in rehab, and he came to the facility to address an issue she was having. Who does this? I will never forget that kindness. I am very sensitive about my teeth, maybe too sensitive, and have had some dental issues over the years. Dr. Novick has always been patient and interested in addressing whatever concerns I’ve had. He explains everything he is doing; there is never any pain; there are never any surprises and he calls to follow up after a procedure. His staff is phenomenal! Diana, his office manager and Danielle, his patient coordinator, are a pleasure to deal with. They are accommodating and professional, and simply the nicest people you could know. Since Pam, his Dental Hygienist, has been in the practice I no longer dread cleanings. She is gentle and thorough. And his assistants Rafaela and Laura are friendly and a pleasure. It is difficult these days to find a physician in any specialty who has the expertise, patience and caring personality that Dr. Novick has…as well as a terrific staff. What more can you ask for? I’ve told Dr. Novick many times that he had better not decide to relocate or retire (a ways off, I imagine) as long as I still have teeth in my mouth!!!
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