What Should I Expect After My Crown/Bridge/Veneer Prep Appointment?
- Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. Avoid chewing and hot drinks until the numbness has subsided so as not to accidentally burn or bite your tongue or lips.
- Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure from this procedure. This is COMPLETELY normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure will gradually cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In some instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks.
- Your gum tissue may be sore, due to the work around this area. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better, (not staying the same, or getting worse) everything is fine. Warm salt water rinses and/or ibuprofen will help with this inflammation.
- Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though your teeth are not coming together because of your temporary, please let our office know immediately. This situation can quickly and easily be adjusted.
- The purpose of the temporary is to protect the tooth from feeling sensitive, and to prevent the shifting of teeth. If your temporary should come off, please contact our office as soon as possible, but don’t be alarmed, your tooth underneath is solid and will be fine until you are able to have the temporary re-cemented.
- To help prevent the occurrence of your temporary from coming off, avoid hard and chewy foods (such as ice, hard candy, gum, taffy). These are known to pull temporaries off the prepared tooth. Also when flossing, instead of pulling the floss back up through the teeth, release one end of the floss and pull it through the side of the tooth.
- We understand that different questions may arise after treatment. It is our intention to keep you as informed and as comfortable as possible. Please call our office with any questions or concerns that you may have.