What to Expect After a Crown Prep.
Your prepped tooth/teeth may experience sensitivity after a crown prep. This should go away over a short period of time.
Your gums may be tender and sore possibly for a couple of days. This also should go away over time.
We recommend taking an over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc. before the numbness subsides and after if the sensitivity persists.
How to Care for Your Temporary Crown
You will remain in your temporary for about 2-4 weeks.
Be careful not to chew anything too hard or sticky. For example gum, taffy, caramel, nuts, etc.
Avoid biting or chewing with your front teeth if that is where the temporary is placed.
Call the office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment if your temporary breaks or falls off.
Brush your temporary like your natural tooth.
Floss the front and back sides of your temporary, then pull floss through the cheek side.
If you notice the bite is too high call the office to schedule an appointment to adjust it.
If any sensitivity persists for more than a few days or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the care and maintenance of your temporary. Do not hesitate to call the office at (701) 258-1321.