After a dental crown is placed, a dentist may give one some instructions. For example, with some types of cement it is best to take it easy with the crown for the first day (eat nothing exceptionally hard or sticky), to give the cement an adequate time over which to cure.
Especially in the case where the tooth has been numbed up, they have to be careful until normal sensation has returned. They could easily bite their lips or cheek by accident, possibly severely.
Once the numbness has worn off, and for the next day or so, gently test the "bite" of the crown so to make sure that it feels right with all types of closing movements.
If it does not, let the dentist know so they can correct the problem (a simple matter of buffing down the surface of the crown). Not doing so can lead to potentially serious complications.
What to Expect in the First Few Weeks When You Get a Temporary or Permanent CrownThere are three main things you have to deal with if you have a temporary crown.
First is Gum Tissue pain, followed by some problems with your biting and lastly a more sensitive mouth. Gum tissue pain arises since the edges of the crowns end up by the gums, easily roughing up the tissues present.
The problems with temporary crown's bite are mostly because of the mouth adjusting to the shape of the crown. Lastly, temporary crowns may exhibit some gaps in between the tooth and the crown, and thus may leave some areas open to irritants like any hot or cold food or beverages.
The mouth may experience crown pains, because of the discomfort of the nerve tissues which is triggered by the dental crown. If you think that the pain is excessive or even unbearable, then let us help you. Call us for more information about how to treat these and any other problems that may arise with crown pains.
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