Post-op Instructions For Stainless Steel Crowns

By July 24, 2015 October 19th, 2018 Knowledge Center, Post Op
  • The Crown that your child has had placed today is cemented onto the tooth with a dental cement that contains fluoride.
  • This cement takes about 12 hours to achieve its final set. A soft diet for the rest of the day is suggested.
  • Crowns may come off if your child eats sticky candies, chewing gum, lollipops, etc. Please avoid these as long as your child has any crowns on his/her teeth.
  • It is not unusual for the gum tissue around the crown to be red, and or irritated for several days. Salt-water rinses can be used. Baby anbesol can be applied around the gum line also.
  • Brush the area gently today; thereafter you may resume normal brushing and flossing.
  • If the crown is on a baby tooth, it will fall out with the tooth when the permanent tooth is ready to erupt.

Should a crown become loose, please remove it and contact the office. This is not an emergency as the tooth under the crown is repaired and should not cause any discomfort to the child.

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