Home Care Instructions after Dental Appointments
care after Dental Anesthesia / Dental freezing
Numbness of your lip, tongue or palate may persist for a few hours. Do not, eat, chew gum or drink hot liquids until the anesthetic has worn off to avoid injury from unintentionally biting or burning oneself.
Care after Temporary Crown / Temporary Filling
Here are a few simple recommendations to prevent complications and make yourself more comfortable after a temporary restoration is placed:
Discomfort; After the tooth has been prepared, you may experience some minor discomfort and sensitivity. You can help reduce this by taking Advil OR Tylenol every four hours.
Cleaning; Do not floss the temporary crown or filling. When brushing, be extra gentle with that area. Avoid sticky foods.
Dislodged Temporary Crown or Filling: Temporary fillings and crowns occasionally come out because they are meant to be removed easily when the permanent restoration is ready. If it comes dislodged, call your dental office for a short visit and it will be re cemented or replaced.