Pre- & Post-Op Instructions

At Seaview Dental, we care about your well-being and want to ensure that your dental procedures go smoothly. Below, you will find important instructions to follow before and after your dental treatment with Dr. Alan Cohn, Dr. Ira Port, Dr. Cyrus Sepahbody, Dr. Austin Port or Dr. Mariya Medlenov. By adhering to these guidelines, you can enhance your comfort and promote optimal healing. Please read the instructions carefully and feel free to reach out to us at 732-542-7770 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit with our dentists in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Dental Implants:

  • Ensure your oral hygiene is top-notch.


  • Use prescribed painkillers as necessary to manage discomfort.
  • Stick to a diet of soft foods and avoid applying pressure on the implant site.
  • Continue your oral hygiene routine but be extra gentle around the implant area.

Dental Crowns and Bridges:

  • Regular brushing and flossing should be maintained to keep your mouth clean.


  • Stay away from hard or sticky foods that might dislodge your new crown or bridge.
  • Continue with your regular oral hygiene practices.

Teeth Whitening:

  • Ensure your teeth are clean and flossed thoroughly.
  • Avoid consuming anything that could stain your teeth, like coffee or tobacco.


  • Keep away from foods and drinks that could stain your teeth for at least 48 hours.
  • Continue maintaining good oral hygiene.

Dental Veneers:

  • Regular brushing and flossing are essential to prepare your teeth for veneers.


  • Avoid biting or chewing hard substances with your veneered teeth.
  • Keep up your regular oral hygiene routine but be gentle when cleaning around the veneers.

Periodontal Surgery:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene.
  • Our dentists may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.


  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to soothe your gums.
  • Take any prescribed medications as directed.
  • Adhere to a soft foods diet and avoid strenuous activities for a few days.

Scaling & Root Planing:

  • Maintain oral hygiene to prepare your mouth for the procedure.


  • Do not eat until the anesthesia has completely worn off to avoid accidental biting.
  • Brush and floss gently to clean your teeth.

Bone Grafting:

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial.
  • Antibiotics might be prescribed to ward off potential infections.


  • Avoid disturbing the graft site.
  • Maintain a diet of soft foods.
  • Take any prescribed medications and rinse with a prescribed mouthwash or warm salt water to keep the surgical site clean.