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8 December 2023

ESSENTIAL POST-CARE TIPS FOR YOUR NEW DENTAL CROWN

Undergoing a dental crown procedure is a common experience for many and is crucial in restoring and strengthening your teeth. While we always aim for optimal dental health where such interventions aren't necessary, dental crowns are sometimes essential. If you've recently received a dental crown, here are some vital tips to ensure your comfort and […]

Undergoing a dental crown procedure is a common experience for many and is crucial in restoring and strengthening your teeth. While we always aim for optimal dental health where such interventions aren't necessary, dental crowns are sometimes essential. If you've recently received a dental crown, here are some vital tips to ensure your comfort and the crown's longevity once you're back home.

Caution with Eating and Chewing

Post-procedure, your mouth may still be numb due to the local anesthetic used during the treatment. It's wise to avoid eating or chewing until the numbness completely subsides. When you can't feel certain parts of your mouth, you risk accidentally biting your cheek or tongue, so waiting until full sensation returns is best.

Adjusting Your Oral Hygiene Routine

You can continue brushing and flossing as usual following the crown placement. However, some sensitivity to temperature or pressure is normal. If you experience this, consider switching to a desensitizing toothpaste. Don't hesitate to ask for recommendations on suitable brands. Persistent sensitivity beyond a few days warrants a call to our office for a check-up.

Eating Discomfort

It's not uncommon to experience some gum soreness following the procedure. To alleviate this, rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution (one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water) three times daily. This simple remedy can effectively reduce swelling and ease discomfort.

Know When to Reach Out

If you notice an increase in sensitivity, discomfort, or an uneven bite after three to four days, please contact us promptly. These could be signs that your crown needs some final adjustments. While we strive for perfection on the first attempt, dental restorations are a blend of precise science and meticulous artistry; occasionally, adjustments are necessary.
Remember, after receiving a dental crown or undergoing any dental treatment, you should never hesitate to reach out with any concerns or questions. Our goal is to ensure the success of the treatment and your comfort and satisfaction. With the proper care and attention, your new crown can be a seamless and comfortable addition to your smile.

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