Dental Crown Post-Op Instructions

Congratulations on your new dental crown from Crosslake Dental Center P.A.! To ensure a smooth recovery and the longevity of your restoration, please follow these post-operative instructions: 

Aftercare Guidelines for Dental Crown Placement

Following the placement of your dental crown, it is essential to take proper care to promote healing and maintain the integrity of the restoration. 

Oral Hygiene Practices

  • Gentle Brushing: Continue your regular oral hygiene routine, but be gentle around the crowned tooth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging the crown or irritating the surrounding gums.
  • Flossing: Floss carefully around the crowned tooth, ensuring you do not dislodge the crown. Slide the floss gently rather than snapping it up and down.
  • Antimicrobial Mouthwash: Rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwash to keep the area clean and minimize the risk of infection. 

Dietary Recommendations

  • Avoid Sticky or Hard Foods: Steer clear of sticky or hard foods that could potentially damage the crown. Opt for softer foods during the initial days.
  • Limit Chewy Items: Minimize chewing on hard objects like ice or pens, as this can impact the integrity of the crown. 

Managing Discomfort

  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: If you experience mild discomfort, you may take over-the-counter pain relievers following the recommended dosage.
  • Avoid Chewing on Temporary Crowns: If a temporary crown was placed, refrain from chewing on that side until the permanent crown is in place. 

Follow-Up Appointments

Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Kiersten Masello These appointments are crucial for monitoring your recovery and ensuring the crown is securely in place. 

Warning Signs

If you notice any of the following issues, contact our office promptly:

  • Persistent pain or discomfort
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold that does not subside
  • Crown feels loose or comes off

Maintaining Overall Oral Health

Continue with regular dental checkups and cleanings to ensure the health of your entire oral cavity, including the crowned tooth.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions about your dental crown post-op care in Crosslake, Minnesota, do not hesitate to reach out to us at 218-692-4849. Our dentist and team are here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health.