Temporary Crown Information
- Dr. Verardi has prepared your tooth or teeth for crown(s) or Bridge. You are in the transition stage. During this time you are wearing a temporary crown or bridge. This temporary was fabricated from a plastic temporary material. This material will allow thermal changes to effect the tooth or teeth underneath. Extreme hot or cold temperatures will cause the tooth or teeth to become sensitive.
- Please be careful with this temporary. The temporary is cemented with temporary cement. Therefore, sticky foods will pull the temporary off. No gum, nuts, breads, etc… The purpose of this temporary is to hold the position of the gum tissue and surrounding teeth. This temporary DOES NOT reflect how your new porcelain crown or bridge will look and feel.
- If your temporary comes out you may recement it with Fixodent or toothpaste. Remove existing cement inside the temporary, dry the temporary, dry the tooth structure, place Fixodent or toothpaste inside the temporary. The temporary only goes on one way.
- If your temporary is in the front of your mouth and you require our assistance, please call 407-688-9901 during office hours to schedule an appointment.
- If the temporary comes off during a holiday or weekend, don’t panic. Your tooth or teeth will be fine for a few days. Some cold/hot sensitivity is normal. This is not an emergency. You may try to recement the temporary with Fixodent or toothpaste or not. Please keep your temporary in a safe place and call the office on Monday morning.
- Please use Warm salt water rinses once a day until your next dental appointment. This will assist your gum tissue in healing.
Extraction Post Operative Instructions
- BLEEDING. Bleeding is normal for approximately 24 hours after surgery. If persistent bleeding occurs, fold gauze into quarters, place over the bleeding area and bite down firmly for 2-4 hours. If excessive bleeding does not stop, please call 407-688-9901 for further treatment.
- PAIN. Discomfort is normal after surgery. For mild to moderate pain, take any NON-ASPIRIN type pain medication such as Ibuprofen. Take 2 pills every 4-6 hours not to exceed eight (8) pills in a 24-hour period.
- SWELLING. Swelling may occur immediately after surgery. To minimize or prevent swelling, as soon as possible after surgery, place an ice bag or crushed ice wrapped in a towel surrounding surgical area for one-half hour on and one-half hour off. Continue for 4-5 hours.
- DO NOT RINSE MOUTH for 24 hours after surgery. After 24 hours, rinse mouth 4-5 times daily, (especially after meals), with warm salt water. Use a half-teaspoon of salt to one glass of water.
- PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS. Follow the directions for your prescription medications very carefully. Antibiotics should be taken as directed and not based on how you feel. Painkillers need only to be taken for pain; they do not otherwise aid your healing in any way.
- DO NOT SMOKE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR 24 HOURS.
- DO NOT PERFORM ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES FOR 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY.
- IF A DENTURE IS PLACED IN THE MOUTH FOLLOWING SURGERY, DO NOT REMOVE IT. Do not remove the denture(s). The dentist will remove the denture on the following day when you return for the post-operative check-up.
- BONY EDGES. Small, sharp bony fragments may work their way up out of the gum during the healing process. If this problem presents itself, please call our office to schedule a visit.
- PLEASE REFRAIN FROM EATING EXTREMELY HOT OR COLD FOODS. Maintain a soft warm diet for approximately 48 hours.
- NO SUCTION IN THE MOUTH. Example: straws, smoking, spitting, and rinsing).
- ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING OUR NON-BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE CALL DR. VERARDI AT: 407-688-9901.