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  • Do not be alarmed with any color changes or appearance of tissues following laser therapy. Tissues can be gray, yellow, red, blue, purple, or “stringy” and reflect normal response to laser treatments.
  • Reduce activity for several hours following the surgery.
  • It is OK to spit, rinse, and wash your mouth today. Rinse as directed with Peridex or Periogard.  In between, it is OK to rinse gently every three (3) hours with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt dissolved in an 8oz. glass of warm water).  Do not chew on the side of your mouth which has been treated.
  • Do not eat spicy or excessively hot foods.
  • Try to keep your mouth as clean as possible in order to help the healing process. Brush, floss, and follow other home-care measures in all the areas of your mouth except for the surgerized area.  Leave the surgerized area untouched for 1 week.  This includes brushing, flossing, and eating.
  • Do not apply excessive tongue or cheek pressure to the surgerized area.
  • Do not be alarmed if one of the following occurs:
    • Light bleeding
    • Slight swelling, some soreness, tenderness, or tooth sensitivity
    • Medicinal taste, from Peridex or Periogard
  • The surgical pack (if needed) or smoking tray (if needed) is placed on the area to prevent food, trauma, and/or smoke from irritating the surgerized tissues. If a piece of the pack falls out or if the entire pack loosens or falls out, do not be alarmed.
  • Swelling may possibly occur. To keep this at a minimum, gently place an ice pack on the outside of the face for 20 minutes each hour until you retire for sleep that night.  Do not continue using the ice bag beyond the day of the periodontal surgery.
  • Some oozing of blood may occur and will appear to be greatly exaggerated when it dissolves in saliva. Determine the side of oozing and place pressure on this area.  If you cannot locate the origin of the bleeding, rinse your mouth gently with iced water and apply a wet tea bag to the general area.  If excessive bleeding continues, please call the office.
  • It is very important to maintain good food and fluid intake. Try to eat soft but nutritious food such as eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, malts, ice cream, etc., until you can comfortably return to a normal diet.
  • You will be prescribed medication, please take exactly as directed. You will be starting your medications the day before surgery, which will count as day one.  Day two of your medications will be the first day of your treatment.  Day three will be the day after your treatment, etc.
  • Please call the office so that we may render further treatment if any of the following occurs:
    • Prolonged or severe pain
    • Prolonged or excessive bleeding
    • Considerably elevated or persistent temperature
  • Do not be alarmed that beginning with just 2 weeks after therapy and extending as long as 1 year or more, the teeth may become sore, tender, or sensitive as the bone and ligaments around the teeth regenerate and become more firm. This is a sign of healing, but also indicates the presence of a bite imbalance that needs to be adjusted.
Our Patients Say:

It is so nice to come into your office…I don’t feel like I am being taken advantage of financially like many other dental offices I have tried in Oshkosh. My options have always been explained to me upfront. I am always able to schedule my appointments around my schedule. Thank you. We believe you are doing an excellent job.

Jodie G., Oshkosh

I continue to come to Glacier Dental for my dental care. The care and consideration I receive from the Glacier staff could not be matched by any dental provider where I currently live.

Rick Mueller, Oshkosh
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Justun Hart, Oshkosh

Glacier Dental was helpful and painless! Incredibly kind staff and comfortable treatment!

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Maggie Humbert, Oshkosh

I can’t say enough good things about the staff and the quality of care I experienced at Glacier Dental. From assessment to planning to treatment, Glacier easily ranks an 11 on a scale from one to ten! Way to go Glacier! I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

Truly a positive experience. I wish more establishments treated their customers like they do at Glacier. And I have to say the most gentle cleaning I’ve had.

Tyler Fitzsimmons, Appleton

Best dentist experience I’ve had. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I felt comfortable and informed the whole time. I’d recommend them to anyone.

Curtis Peck, Neenah

I moved to Princeton but I still come to Glacier Dental because the staff is very friendly. I had some concerns about a dental procedure done by somebody else and only Dr. Steckbauer took the time to call me and listen to my concerns and help put me at ease.

Elizabeth W.

I used to be one of the many who dreaded going to the dentist – now I actually look forward to my visits. Within minutes of walking through the door of Glacier Dental, you will be made to feel a part of the Glacier Dental family. They will do everything they can to provide you with the best care and comfort possible. I would highly recommend Glacier Dental to anyone looking for a incredibly positive dental experience.

Michelle L., Oshkosh

Great staff, great place. Had a wonderful appointment, Dr. Steckbauer was not only caring but also very willing to explain anything I had questions about. The assistant was also fantastic she put me at ease and is knowledgeable about the procedure.

Daniel W., Oshkosh

Polite, prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. I truly believe that I am receiving the best treatment possible by professionals that keep updated with the most appropriate current dental techniques.

Luther B., Oshkosh