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Recovering from a Dental Crown Procedure

Our dentists located in Tecumseh provides detailed information on what to expect during the recovery period after a dental crown procedure.

The recovery period after a dental crown has been placed typically lasts for a few days at most. While it is normal for patients to experience some sensitivity or discomfort during this time, the irritation and inflammation associated with the procedure will subside fairly quickly in most cases.

Numbness from Anaesthetic

It's likely that your dentist administered a local anesthetic during your procedure, causing numbness that may persist for a few hours before dissipating.

To prevent mouth injury while still experiencing numbness, take extra care when eating and avoid hot foods and liquids.

You may also notice slight bruising and inflammation around the injection site, but this typically resolves within a few days and does not require further treatment.

Pain & Discomfort

After the numbness from the anesthesia has worn off, you may feel some discomfort and pain, which is normal. Typically, this subsides in a few days or weeks following the completion of the procedure. If you experience any discomfort, taking over-the-counter pain medication, such as Ibuprofen, may help you manage the pain. However, it is important to speak with your dentist before taking any medication for pain.

In addition, you may notice some sensitivity in the gums surrounding the restored tooth due to the dental cement used to secure the crown. If the pain persists or becomes more severe over the next few weeks, please get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment for further evaluation.

Living with Your New Crown

After your dental procedure, it's important to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods for at least 24 hours. As you continue with your recovery in the following days and weeks, you can gradually reintroduce these foods into your diet.

It's normal if your new crown initially feels a bit odd as if it doesn't fit properly. But as your mouth gets used to it, you'll eventually stop noticing it altogether.

However, if your bite still feels off after a week, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist to have the crown adjusted.

For optimal oral health, it's crucial to care for your dental crown just like natural teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. With proper maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years to come.

If you're curious about the upcoming dental crown procedure and want to know more about the recovery process, feel free to get in touch with our dentists at Tecumseh. They'll be happy to help you out.

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