Keep pressure on the extraction site with the 2×2 cotton gauze given to you by our office for at least one hour. This can be changed as the gauze becomes full with the saliva and blood mixing together. Remember to take one 2×2 cotton gauze and fold it twice and remove old gauze, place new gauze over extraction site and close to keep pressure on the site and gauze.
You have just had either a permanent crown or bridge cemented onto your natural tooth/teeth. They replace your natural tooth structure and should give you years of good service…provided you observe the following cautions:
Try to avoid eating or drinking hot liquids on the new crown or bridge for 24 hours. This allows the cement to permanently setup for optimal strength and retention.
Try to avoid eating on the side that you are numb until the anesthetic wears off.
Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks or tongue which can cause serious damage.
Try to avoid eating on the side where your new temporary crown is. While the temporary crown is designed to protect your tooth prior to delivery of the permanent crown, it can still dislodge or fracture. The temporary crown is meant only to serve your needs while a permanent crown is being made especially for you.
Color: The color of the acrylic temporary crown does not resemble the final permanent crown.