POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CROWNS, BRIDGES, AND VENEERS
ANESTESIA: Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. Avoid chewing and hot drinks until the numbness has subsided so as not to accidentally burn or bite your tongue or lips.
SENSITIVITY: Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure from this procedure. This is COMPLETELY normal. These symptoms will gradually cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In some instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks.
SORENESS: Your gum tissue may be sore, due to the work around this area. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better, (not staying the same, or getting worse) everything is fine. Warm salt water rinses and/or ibuprofen will help with this inflammation.
We understand that different questions may arise after treatment. It is our intention to keep you as informed and as comfortable as possible. Please call our office with any questions or concerns that you may have.