The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implants

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays

  1. Try to limit or avoid sticky, or sugary food and drinks. These tend to take longer to break down and will leave more sugar in your mouth, which can lead to cavities and decay.
  2. If you do partake in holiday treats, brush your teeth if you can after. This is in addition to your regular twice a day routine.
  3. Don’t crack nuts or open packages with your teeth! We’ve all done it, but don’t be tempted. You may break or damage a tooth, so make sure to use the proper tools for your holiday jobs!
  4. Stay hydrated! Drinking water throughout the day and after sweets will help flush some of the sugar away from your teeth and keep decay at bay!
  5. Don’t forget to floss! Especially during the holidays when most of us are indulging on all the sweet treats that seem to be in abundance at this time of year.
  6. Holiday stress can be hard to control but if you can find ways to do so, it may help with something that goes along with stress, nail biting! Nail biting can cause damage or erosion to the enamel of your teeth.
  7. MODERATION! We all want to enjoy and celebrate the holidays and the most important thing is to do so in moderation. You can still enjoy all the festive treats that the holidays have to offer, just make sure to take care of your smile while doing it!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

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Why Is Your Office Still Following COVID Protocol?

Image of woman wearing a protective face maskIn today’s blog we want to talk about why our office is still closely following COVID guidelines and why. The main reason is Dr. Rendulich takes his responsibility to keep his patients and staff as safe as possible very seriously.

We know that just about everyone want things to be back to “normal” (trust us, so do we!), but our office must follow more stringent guidelines from the CDC because we do aerosolized procedures. What is an aerosolized procedure? It is when tiny particles can go into the air while using a dental drill, or any kind of aerosol, which we often do during surgeries.

Of course, we use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and HEEPA filters in our surgery rooms. We also follow strict sterilization standards to continue our commitment to everyone’s safety. So, rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to keep you and your family safe!

That is why when you make an appointment with our office, we will go through a COVID screening, take your temperature, and make sure that you have a mask to enter our office. I promise, we are not trying to be difficult, we just want to protect everyone to the best of our ability!

Learn More About How To Prepare For Your Appointment

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Home Care Instructions After Oral Surgery

The “Pink Sheet”

When it comes to giving our patients after care instructions, we have got you covered! We always verbally go over how to take care of you or your loved one after surgery and send you home with what we call our “Pink Sheet”. Think of it as a step-by- step guide for what you need to do immediately after your surgery and in the days to follow for the best outcome. Our “Pink Sheet” has been years in the making and we have fine-tuned it so that the most important things to remember are all condensed in one place. Some of the highlights include:

  1. A soft food Diet. Typically for extractions like wisdom teeth or Dental Implants you will want to stick with soft foods for 5-7 days after If you’re not sure what to eat, please check out our handy list of soft foods under the Parents Corner on our website. Remember, DO NOT use a straw for 1 week! We know it’s not fun, but it really will make a difference in your recovery. If you start to eat things you shouldn’t too soon, your body (mainly your jaws) will let you know!
  2. Peak Pain and Swelling. This typically occurs on day 3 or 4. We like to let our patients know to anticipate this because sometimes they don’t have any pain or swelling at When it shows up days later, it may cause some people anxiety, but don1t be alarmed. This is normal!
  3. Expect to take 3-4 days of downtime to let your body rest and recover. Also, 1 week off of strenuous physical activity is needed for you to give yourself time to heal. A nice, slow walk is fine, just don’t do anything to get your heart rate up!
  4. Don’t forget your rinsing! We don’t want you to start until 24 hours after surgery, and make sure to do the “Special Rinse” if Dr. Rendulich prescribed it for you!
  5. Most Important. Follow the “Pink Sheet”!

Of course, we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and no question is too “strange or weird” to ask us! Trust us, we have heard just about everything!

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions or concerns!

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Importance Of New Patient Paperwork

Hello from Becky at the Front Desk at Dr. Rendulich‘s office! Welcome to our practice! Today, I want to talk about how beneficial it is to both us and you to fill out your New Patient Paperwork online prior to your appointment. I thought I would go over why it is something we ask of all our new patients:

  • Since we are a healthcare office, we are still following the CDC guidelines that ask us to keep our distance and mask up. We find that doing all the necessary paperwork online helps us to keep our contact with each other to a minimum.
  • When you send in your completed forms, it allows us to update your electronic chart with the information provided to us prior to your visit. This translates to less time waiting to be seen when you get here.
  • When people have indicated in their paperwork that they may have an allergy or important medical information, we already have a “heads up” about things that are important to your care and wellbeing.
  • It just helps things run smoothly for everyone!

Of course, we know sometimes people may need assistance or have trouble filling out the forms. We are always happy to help. Feel free to call us at Huntersville Office (Lake Norman) Phone Number 704-875-8833 and we can guide you through the process.

We look forward to meeting you in person and taking care of you!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, or concerns!

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Please keep in mind we do not perform same day surgeries.

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