Temporary Crown and Bridge Post-Op Instructions
1. Avoid eating sticky foods (caramel, chewing gum, hard candy) on the side of your mouth with a temporary crown.
2. Do not floss the area around your temporary crown. If you need to floss, pop the floss in between your teeth and then pull it out on the side. Do not pop the floss back out as it can cause the loss and/or damage of your temporary crown.
3. Your temporary not only protects your tooth and holds the space for your permanent crown or bridge. If it needs to be recemented or becomes damaged -please call Dental Care 24/7 at 470-719-4888 we will be happy to recement or repair, it.
4. It is normal to have sensitivity to temperature. It is also normal to have soreness at the injection site after dental restorations.
5. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is very effective for dental pain. Two to four tablets may be taken four times a day for the next 3-4 days (if needed) to help control the sensitivity in this area.
6. If your gums around the temporary crown become sensitive, rinse twice a day with a warm saltwater solution (½ tsp salt to ½ cup water).