Numbness of your lip, tongue or palate may persist for several hours. Do not chew gum, eat, drink hot liquids or smoke until the anesthetic has worn off to prevent injury from accidentally biting or burning yourself.
Soreness may occur on the tooth, the surrounding gum tissue, the injection sites or the jaw joint. If this occurs, apply moist heat to the affected area and take an analgesic/anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen or similar product (if medically able to do so).
A temporary restoration made out of acrylic has been placed on your tooth/teeth. Avoid sticky or crunchy foods to avoid loosening or fracturing this restoration.
If the bite feels "high" on the temporary restoration, please call the office to have it adjusted. Failure to do so can result in a toothache or fracture of the temporary.
Brush your temporary restoration daily. When flossing, slide the floss out from between the teeth instead of lifting it back out to avoid loosening the temporary, unless instructed not to floss.
If your temporary restoration loosens, call the office to have it re-cemented. If you are unable to come in, a thin layer of Vaseline, toothpaste or over-the-counter dental temporary cement can be applied inside the crown or bridge to hold it in place temporarily.
When the final restoration has been placed, brush and floss accordingly. Do not chew on ice cubes or other hard objects or continue deleterious habits, such as biting on popsicle sticks, pens, etc. Use sensitive toothpaste with fluoride if hot or cold sensitivity occurs. Also, if the bite feels unusual or high, please call to have it checked.
On occasion, damage to the pulp of the tooth may occur following any restorative procedure. If this occurs, further treatment, such as root canal therapy, may be necessary.
Regular dental examinations are important to maintain the function and appearance of your crown(s), bridge(s), and other dental work.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at
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