Responsibilities and Rights / Responsabilidades y Derechos

Nova Dental´s patients have responsibilities and rights. Here you will learn about them. Please read this information carefully. In case of any doubt or emergency, just give us a call, email or Whatsapp. We are more than willing to help you.

Los pacientes de la clínica Nova Dental tienen responsabilidades y derechos. Por favor lea la siguiente información cuidadosamente. En caso de cualquier duda o emergencia, solo llámenos o envíenos un correo o mensaje Whatsapp y con gusto le atenderemos.

1. To be actively responsible for your own health.
2. To use the premises and health services correctly, according to the standards of use.
3. To be sure that all financial obligations related to your healthcare are paid in a timely manner.
4. To follow instructions and indications that the healthcare personnel provide for your care.
5. To be courteous with personnel, patients, family members and companions.
6. To provide all details regarding your physical conditions and health in a truthful manner, especially when necessary for reasons of public interest or emergency.
7. To be responsible for your own decisions regarding your health, record and sign them in writing if necessary. If you decide to leave the hospital prior to completing treatment, sign a Leaving Against Medical Advice Form.
1. Responsabilizarse de su propia salud de una forma active.
2. Usar correctamente las instalaciones y servicios de salud conforme a las normas generales de utilización.
3. Asegurarse de que las obligaciones financieras asociadas con el cuidado de su salud se cumplan a tiempo.
4. Cumplir todas las instrucciones e indicaciones que le brinde en forma adecuada el personal de salud.
5. Mantener el respeto debido al personal y a los otros pacientes, familiares y acompañantes.
6. Facilitar los datos sobre su estado físico o sobre su salud de manera leal y verdadera, asi como el de colaborar en su obtención, especialmente cuando sean necesarios por razones de interés publico o con motivo de asistencia medica.
7. Asumir las propias decisiones sobre su salud, dejar constancia por escrito de estas y firmar el documento de alta voluntaria.
1. To receive adequate medical attention.
2. To receive courteous and respectful treatment.
3. To receive information in a clear, timely and truthful manner.
4. To decide freely about where or how to receive healthcare.
5. To grant or withhold Informed Consent.
6. To be a treated with confidentiality.
7. A second medical opinion.
8. To receive medical attention in case of emergency.
9. To have a personal medical record.
10. Right to be heard if not satisfied with attention received.
1. Recibir atención medica adecuada.
2. Recibir trato digno y respetuoso.
3. Recibir información suficiente, clara, oportuna y veraz.
4. Decidir libremente sobre su atención.
5. Otorgar o no su consentimiento válidamente informado.
6. Ser tratado con confidencialidad.
7. Contar con facilidades para obtener una segunda opinión.
8. Recibir atención medica en caso de urgencia.
9. Contar con un expediente clínico.
10. Ser atendido cuando este inconforme por la atención medica recibida.

Post Operative Instructions

We care about our patients and we believe in making sure they have more than enough information to be able to take all the necessary precautions in order to make my procedures feel seamless. That is the reason why we have come up with a list of post-operative instructions to help you take appropriate care of your new implants.

Please read below and pay special attention to our advice and suggestions:

Nos preocupamos por nuestros pacientes y por eso proporcionamos la mayor información posible para que puedan tomar todas las precauciones durante y después de nuestros procedimientos.

Por esta razón presentamos una lista de instrucciones para después de la cirugía. Por favor léalas con mucho detenimiento:

Some degree of discomfort and pain arises a numbness subsides
At the first sign of pain or discomfort, take the prescribed medications. As an alternative you may take 2-4 Advil. If you cannot take aspirin products, then take two Tylenol. If the pain you are having, is not controlled by the Advil or “Advil-like” prescription, you may take the prescribed severe pain medicine [typically Vicodin ES], but only after eating some food. Any pain medications can cause nausea and vomiting. It is very important that you have some food in your stomach before you take them.
Do not disturb the area of surgery
Allowing the tissues to rest undisturbed assists the healing process. Avoid vigorous chewing, excessive spitting, or aggressive rinsing. If you routinely use a Water Pik, avoid doing so during the healing phase. Initial healing may be delayed, active bleeding restarted, or infection introduced.
Expect minor bleeding or oozing
If bleeding persists, continue pressure on a fresh sponge for an additional 30 minutes to an hour. Biting on a moist teabag wrapped in gauze may help control persistent oozing from the surgical site. Tea contains tannic acid, which helps promote blood clotting.
Firm pressure for 15-30 minutes usually controls the problem.
If you check too frequently, (every few minutes), the blood clot will not form properly and bleeding will continue. Should active bleeding persist, Please call the office or page the doctor.
Limit Physical Activity
During the first 24-48 hours after surgery. Over exertion may lead to postoperative bleeding and discomfort. When you lie down keep your head elevated on a pillow. You may wish to place a towel on your pillowcase to avoid staining from any blood-tainted saliva.
Pain Following Oral Surgery
Will be most severe within the first 6-8 hours after the operation. Please do not drink alcoholic beverages while taking prescription medication. Do not wait for the pain to become unbearable before using some form of pain medication, as then it will be more difficult to control. Moderate to severe pain usually does not last longer than 48 hours. And mild discomfort usually diminishes after the third day. Please contact us if you experience prolonged severe pain so that we can help make you more comfortable.
Swelling Related to the Surgical Procedure
May occur following certain types of procedures. An ice pack should be placed on the side of your face for 20 minutes then taken off for 10 minutes and repeated. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, also help decrease swelling.
Fluid Intake is Importart
Clear beverages, ginger ale, Seven-up, or Sprite, water, teas, soda, broth, soups, or juices are all suitable. Avoid hot liquids until the numbness has worn off, and the bleeding has stopped. Drink plenty of fluids.
Avoid Using Straw for Several Days
It may dislodge the blood clot and delay healing.
Food Selection
Soft, cool foods are most easily tolerated. A nutritious diet is most important to your comfort and temperament. Remember that eating can prevent nausea sometimes associated with certain medications. Supplements such as Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast and/or yogurt supply excellent added nutrition.
Food Limitations
Please, do not eat any popcorn, poppy seeds, sesame seeds or seeded fruits. They can stuck and cause infection.
Special Medication
Take any special medication we have prescribed on the special dosing schedule. Yogurt with active cultures or acidophilus should be taken while on antibiotics to prevent diarrhea. It is important to take the antibiotics to completion. If you are given antibiotics and take birth control pills, you should be aware that the birth control may become ineffective, therefore take appropriate precautions.
Scheduled Medication
Take any regularly scheduled medication (for diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) on your regular schedule unless advised to do otherwise.
Not Smoking
TRY TO AVOID SMOKING COMPLETELY, as it tends to delay healing and interfere with regeneration.
The Day Following Surgery and Thereafter
About Stitches
On the day following the surgery, rinse your mouth carefully with 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a large glass of warm water. Repeat three times a day until remaining soreness subsides. Please do not use a syringe or water pik during the healing phase. Do not worry about stitches. They are usually dissolvable.
Swelling and others
ANY SWELLING, SORENESS OR STIFFNESS IN THE JAW MUSCLES can be relieved by applying a warm moist towel to the affected side of the face. Sometimes a soft diet may be necessary for the first few days following surgery. Most patients are able to resume regular food intake within a short time. Bruising marks may appear on the skin of the face during the first few days after surgery.
Should any undue reaction or complications arise, notify the office immediately.