- You currently have a temporary crown, which will be replaced with a permanent one in a few weeks.
- Mild sensitivity and soreness are expected. It's temporary and will improve.
🚗 After Your Appointment
- If you've taken Oral Sedation meds, please avoid driving for 24 hours or until the anesthetic's effects wear off. If you had only nitrous oxide, you're good to go about your day as normal!
👑 Temporary Crown Care
- They're delicate. If it breaks or falls off, it's okay! You may be able to use a touch of toothpaste to stick it back in place temporarily and call us.
- Feel like you're biting high on your tooth? Reach out, an adjustment might be needed.
🩹 Managing Sensitivity & Pain
- It's normal to feel some sensitivity. It's a sign your body's adjusting.
- To manage discomfort:
- Tylenol or Ibuprofen (follow recommended doses).
- Avoid if you have allergies or doctor's advice against them.
- Persistent and random pain? Call us, we're here to help. Sensitivity is to be expected when eating or drinking.
- Gums might feel tender. Warm salt water rinses and our Oxyfresh Dental Gel can soothe and heal.
🍎 Diet Tips
- Stick to soft foods and avoid very hot or cold ones to minimize sensitivity.
- Pass on sticky and hard foods for now to protect your temporary crown.
😁 Oral Hygiene
- Brush gently and as usual.
- Stick to string floss, and slide it out rather than lifting.
- For a week, avoid commercial mouthwashes containing alcohol, these will cause more sensitivity.
- True emergency (pain, swelling, pus) after hours? Call our response line: (813)334-5432.
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing (neck or tongue swelling), head straight to the ER or dial 911.
💌 Closing Note
We genuinely appreciate your trust in us. Your comfort and recovery are our priorities. Any concerns, big or small, don't hesitate to reach out. Here's to a swift and smooth healing process!