Crown Homecare

Now that we have placed a permanent crown, it is important to follow these recommendations to ensure the success of your restoration.

Chewing and Eating

If we used an anesthetic during the procedure, avoid chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.

To protect your crown, avoid chewing ice or other hard items.

 

Brushing and Flossing

Brush and floss normally.

If your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, or pressure, use desensitizing toothpaste. If sensitivity increases or persists beyond a few days, call us.

 

Medication and Discomfort

Take antibiotics or other medications as directed.

To reduce any discomfort or swelling, rinse your mouth three times a day with warm salt water. Use about one teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water. It is normal for your gums to be sore for several days.

 

When to Call Us

Call our office if your bite feels uneven, if you have sensitivity or discomfort that increases or continues beyond three to four days, or if you have any questions or concerns.