Principle dentist Dr Tom Moriarty graduated from Otago University in 2003.

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15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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  • Restorative Dentistry

  • Teenagers

  • Crowns and Bridges

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Tel: 03 366 3697 

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OPENING HOURS

Mon: 9am - 7pm

Tue - Thur: 9am - 5pm

52 Worcester Boulevard Westend

PO Box 339

Christchurch 8140

AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Post Operative Instructions for Oral Surgery:

 

On the day of surgery:

  • Avoid hot drinks, alcohol, vigorous physical effort, playing with the wound, and rinsing your mouth.

  • Drink plenty of cold or warm fluid and eat soft food.

  • Avoid smoking as this delays healing. 

  • Take pain relief within an hour and a half before the local anaesthetic wears off to minimise discomfort, and continue with this as required.

 

Slight oozing of blood is normal. If significant bleeding occurs, place a gauze or cotton pad over the bleeding site and apply pressure by biting it for 20 minutes. This may need to be repeated if bleeding persists.​​

The day following surgery:

  • Brush teeth lightly to keep plaque away.

  • Rinse regularly with salty mouthwash, a cup of warm water with a level teaspoon of salt.

  • Continue with soft diet for 3-5 days, or until comfortable whilst eating.

It is normal to have some bleeding, swelling, discomfort and tightness of jaw muscles. However if symptoms become severe, contact us immediately.

  • Contact us at Moriarty Dental on 03 366 3697

  • Or contact the after hours emergency department on 03 364 0270, or on weekends 027 683 0679

    • The weekend after hours is available via the NZDA on call dentist and is shared on a weekly roster between Christchurch dentists who operate from their own practices. ​