If you have been given an anesthetic in order to prepare the tooth (teeth), it should wear off in a couple of hours. Please be careful not to chew on the tooth (teeth) until it wears off. Also, do not eat or drink anything extremely hot or cold until you have complete sensation once again.
The gum tissue may be slightly irritated around the treatment site(s). This sensitivity will diminish over the next couple of days with proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing.
It is normal for the tooth or teeth to be tender when the anesthetic wears off. To help alleviate this, take a dose of pain medication. Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen will all work. If the tooth is still sensitive, additional doses may be necessary.
A temporary tooth-colored restoration has been placed to protect the tooth (teeth) while your new restoration is being made. Avoid heavy chewing and sticky foods while wearing your temporary. If it does come off before your next appointment, simply pop it back in and call our office.
Your tooth (teeth) may be slightly sensitive to hot or cold until the final restoration is delivered. Please be careful.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us. We care about you and want you to be as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
Proper care includes BRUSHING and FLOSSING at least two times a day. If the tissue is irritate warm salt water (teaspoon of salt in 8 oz glass of water) rinses along with brushing and flossing will help the tissue heal. Proper maintenance will not only prolong the life of the restoration but will also help to prevent problems elsewhere in your mouth.
Congratulations! You are on your way to receiving the most advanced, state-of-the-art cosmetic inlay/onlay, Crown or veneer available today. We are pleased that you are as committed to high quality dentistry as we are and it is our privilege to provide this service for you. Please call us if you have any questions. At Mary E. Peebles Turner, DDS, PC we care about you and want you to be as comfortable as possible.