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.

Connor Sullivan
19:12 07 Oct 20
Dr. Novak actually cleaned my teeth himself in order for me to get in due to covid. People who are afraid of the dentist should definitely come see him. He actually cares about your teeth. He doesn't just say your teeth look great see you next visit. He has X-rays done usually every other visit (one a year) to see if anything new pops up. Dr. Novak also explains things to patients. He helps them with their hygiene overall. The people at the front desk are great as well, very polite. Dental Hygienists and X-ray techs are the best as well. I recommend going to Celebrity Dental to everyone.
Stacey Lewis
17:44 07 Oct 20
The best dental care I have ever experienced! Professional, courteous, and friendly staff made me feel safe. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
Maria B
16:24 07 Oct 20
Dr. Novick and his staff are extremely patient and kind. They went above and beyond to make this new patient with a couple of dental issues feel welcome and comfortable.
Craig Beckerle
16:13 07 Oct 20
Clean facility. All staff were kind and professional. Dr.Novick was very patient, gentle and thorough. I would highly recommend his practice.
raymond grossarth
22:15 04 Oct 20
Asked about comfort and asked about pain management. Explained everything! Best dentist I have ever been to!
Joseph Gallagher
19:48 03 Oct 20
Dr. Novick has been a great blessing to me. I have always had a fear of the dentist and lack of compliance with follow up. Dr. Novick is understanding of that fear. He makes sure he explains what I need and why. He makes sure I’m comfortable and pain free. I have a picture of what my overall dental plan is and the benefits of achieving these goals. His staff is great and funny. I’m glad I found them. Very much recommend his dental practice. You won’t be sorry you chose them.
Nancy Millien
11:58 23 Aug 20
I have been to the dentist before but this may be my best dental experience. They made me feel very comfortable and such friendly people. I highly recommend their services for all of your dental needs.
Dr Dan
16:20 20 Jul 20
Wonderful dentist, wonderful staff, really a wonderful experience all around..I have been going here since I was a boy and I couldn’t imagine a better place. Even during these COVID times, Dr Novick and his team provide the very best care in a safe and comfortable environment!
Gabrielle Holmstrom
13:02 05 Jun 20
My mother just went for the first time and had a great experience and said the staff was so nice. I made an appointment for this month.
Michael Janowitz
16:42 03 Jun 20
The staff at Dr Novicks office are the best. They make you feel safe and part of there family. Dr Novick is also top notch and makes you understand everything going on. I highly recommend them for yourself and your children as well.
Jaime Schnaider
21:53 02 Jun 20
I was kept informed of my procedure protocols the entire time, fully numb and in no pain. The procedure went without any complications. I walked out without any pain and no post surgical issues. I didn't even need a tylenol. I was totally satisfied with the delcate work performed on my teeth. Dr. Novick and his assistant were great. His staff is also very nice and easy to work with. Thumbs up all the way.
Phyllis Hauner-Morris
20:09 01 Jun 20
Dr. Novick is always accomodating, explains what he is doing as he works, and makes follow up calls to ensure my health and well being. Office staff is friendly and efficient. Well worth my 2+hour drive to see him for my dental care!
Doug Holzer
00:10 22 May 20
Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know the experience I had at celebrity dental. I recently had to go in for emergency procedure and I contacted Dr. Novick and his staff and made an appointment. From the moment I stepped into his office I was thoroughly impressed with the procedures they had in place to make it safe. The office was very clean and all the the patients were wearing masks. Everyone was practicing social distancing which made me even feel more comfortable. If anyone needs a safe, clean and reliable dentist office I would thoroughly recommend Dr. Novick.
Brian Keaveney
13:55 14 May 20
Dr. Novick treated my son about eight months ago. I normally go to dentist on the north shore in my town but I had heard such wonderful things about Dr. Novick so I decided to take the journey to his office. I have to tell you I couldn’t have been more happy and more satisfied with the way he treated me and my son. A usually stressful procedure for my child was done seamlessly and professionally. I would definitely take the journey back to see Dr. Novick and I highly recommend them to all people
Bill Hahn
22:48 14 Mar 20
Dr Novick I’d wonderful. He explains everything that he is going to do and how. He also makes sure you have no repeat no pain. His staff is friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone in the Franklin Square- West Hempstead area.
elizabeth stone
16:29 14 Mar 20
Incredible office staff ! Dr Novick genius !!! Love love the results :.. wasn’t an easy journey but so so worth it and so much better than expected !!! Thank you thank you
Randi Abrams
16:14 09 Mar 20
I recently changed dentists and went to Dr Novick He and his staff couldn’t have been nicer We all get nervous going to the dentist and he was gentle and professional. Looking forward to future checkups . Highly recommend for all family members.
Michael Abrams
14:46 09 Mar 20
Wow! Just wow!... I say that becuse like so many, I’m someone who dreads going to the dentist. Filled with anxiety from a young age, I always associated the dentist with negativity. That was the case until I had my first appointment with Dr. Novick. The experience provided by him and his incredible office staff is second to none. I would go as far as to say, it was actually kind of fun. Dr. Novick’s calming personality and witty humor made it feel like I was anywhere but a dentists office. I highly recommend for children and adults of any age if you’re looking for a dental experience that will actually be enjoyable!
Koral Heiseler
14:23 09 Mar 20
Dr. Novick. is informative, caring and extremely kind. I highly recommend him!
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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