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Post Operative Care Instructions for your Permanent Crown Restoration

Certainly! Here are the instructions on taking care of your permanent dental crown restoration converted into a FAQ format:


How should I clean my dental crown?

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily to clean between your teeth and around the crown.

Should I use mouthwash with my dental crown?

If you use mouthwash, choose an alcohol-free one, as alcohol can weaken the crown’s adhesive.

What foods should I avoid with a dental crown?

Avoid biting down on hard objects like ice or hard candies. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks to prevent tooth decay.

Do I need to wear a mouthguard with a dental crown?

Consider wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports to protect your crown from damage.

How often should I visit the dentist with a dental crown?

Visit us every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings. They can assess the crown’s condition and make adjustments as needed.

What should I do if I experience discomfort or pain with my dental crown?

It is normal to feel some discomfort following the cementation of your permanent crown. However, if you continue to experience discomfort for more than a week, or the discomfort is getting worse please contact us promptly. If you have any discomfort, pain, or notice changes in your crown’s appearance contact us to schedule an emergency appointment here or call our scheduling line 833-925-8326.

Does smoking or alcohol affect dental crowns?

Yes, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively impact your oral health and may compromise the longevity of your dental crown. Avoid these habits.

How can I ensure the longevity of my dental crown?

Practice good oral hygiene, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and attend regular check-ups to ensure your crown lasts for years.

Is it normal to experience some discomfort immediately after my permanent crown has been cemented?

It is not uncommon to experience some discomfort following the cementation of a permanent dental crown. This discomfort is usually temporary and can be attributed to various factors, including:

Sensitivity: Your tooth and surrounding tissues may be sensitive to the cement or the procedure itself. This sensitivity often subsides within a few days.

Adjustment Period: Your mouth and gums need time to adjust to the new crown’s presence. The crown may feel slightly different from your natural tooth initially.

Tissue Irritation: During the crown placement, the dentist may manipulate the gum tissues around the tooth. This can lead to minor irritation or soreness.

Bite Adjustment: Sometimes, the dentist may need to make minor adjustments to ensure your bite is correct with the new crown. If you experience pain while chewing or biting down, call us 833-925-8326 to schedule an appointment so we can adjust your crown.

Nerve Irritation: In rare cases, the dental work might temporarily irritate the tooth’s nerve, causing discomfort. If you experience pain for more than ?????? days following the cementation of your permanent crown please call us 833-925-8326 so we can schedule for you to come in for a limited exam.

To manage discomfort following the placement of a permanent dental crown:

  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: You can take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, following us’s instructions and recommended dosage.
  • Avoid Certain Foods: Initially, it’s a good idea to avoid very hot or cold foods and beverages and stick to softer foods to minimize irritation.
  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing gently around the crown area. Be careful not to disturb the newly cemented crown.
  • Follow-Up with us: If the discomfort persists or worsens after a few days, contact us 833-925-8326 for a follow-up appointment. Our clinical team can assess the crown’s fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Keep in mind that while some discomfort is normal, severe pain, persistent sensitivity, or signs of an ill-fitting crown should be reported to us promptly. They can address any issues and ensure that your crown is functioning correctly and comfortably.

If you have any concerns or questions about your dental care, don’t hesitate to reach out to us 833-925-8326!