Fillings & Crowns: Post Operative Instructions

Fillings & Crowns

You may experience the following symptoms after your procedure:

  • short, sharp, cold sensitivity
  • gum soreness at the injection site and tissue irritation of the surrounding area,
  • tired, sore jaw

Often, these symptoms will last 1-2 weeks.  If the symptoms last longer or change in quality (become lingering or achy), please call our office to consult with Dr. Vista or make a follow up appointment.  

Please note: it is not okay to have biting sensitivity or chewing discomfort.  If you experience pain when eating, again, please call our office to schedule a follow-up appointment for evaluation.

To lessen your discomfort, you may take over-the-counter pain medications.  We recommend 500mg of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and 400mg of ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) every 6 hours for 3-7 days.   We also recommend that you brush with sensitivity toothpaste and rinse with a warm salt water solution 3 times per day for 3 days after the procedure.

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