Post-op instructionsFinal crown or bridge

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  • It may take a few days for you to get used to your new restoration.
  • You may experience some minor discomfort for the first few days following your treatment. An over-the-counter pain reliever/anti-inflammatory, such as TylenolTM, AdvilTM, AleveTM, is recommended for patients who are able to tolerate them. If discomfort increases or lasts more than 2-3 days, please call us.
  • Hot and cold sensitivity is possible for a few weeks and will occasionally last for several months.
  • Your bite was carefully checked at your appointment. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call us immediately for a simple adjustment appointment. Do not overlook calling us, even if it appears that the bite is only slightly off. This slight amount can make the tooth sensitive to pressure, hot, and cold, and also potentially cause pain in the neck, head, and jaw.
  • Although crowns and bridges are often the most durable of all restorations, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and crown (along the gum line). Proper care of your new crown or bridge includes brushing and flossing at least twice daily and regulating your intake of sugary foods and drinks. Proper maintenance will not only prolong the life of the restoration, it will also help to prevent problems elsewhere in your mouth.
  • If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us!