Post Operative Instructions for Stainless Steel Crowns Fillings lip color by benbenzhou

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									Post-Operative Instructions for Stainless Steel Crowns & Fillings
 1. Your child’s lip, cheek and/or tongue will be numb or “asleep” for about 2-3 hours. During that
    time, do not let your child bite, scratch, or pick at these areas.

 2. Restrict diet to liquids such as a smoothie, soup, yogurt, or Jello for the first 3 hours. Your child
    should chew on the opposite side of the crown/filling for the first 24 hours.


 3. The gums could bleed for 2-3 days. Gentle cleansing should be done with a soft toothbrush or
    washcloth around the area and continue regular brushing in the other areas.

 4. DO NOT let your child chew or eat sticky foods and candy, such as Now or Laters, Jolly Ranchers,
    or fruit roll-ups. These can pull the crown off the tooth.


 5. Call us if the crown falls off so we can re-cement it back on.

 6. If you have chosen a white crown, sometimes the white part can come off. That doesn’t mean it is
    dysfunctional – it can be looked at during your child’s next dental visit.


 7. Follow these instructions if your child bites his or her cheek, lip or tongue:

     After local anesthesia is used, your child may accidentally chew on his or her lip, cheek or tongue
     to the point of injury. Once the initial bleeding stops, the area will likely turn whitish in color. Do
     not be alarmed – this is normal and not a sign of infection. Luckily, these areas of the mouth heal
     very quickly.

    If the area doesn’t stop bleeding in 30 minutes and/or the area of injury is significant, take your
     child to the local emergency room.
    Apply an ice pack over the area during the first 3 days if there is swelling. Place the ice pack on
     the area for 15 minutes and remove it for 15 minutes. Repeat this process for 1 hour, 3 times a
     day.
    Give your child Tylenol or Motrin over the counter as directed per the manufacturer’s label for pain.
    Call us if the wound is not healing in 5-7 days or if it seems infected.
    Signs of infection include continued swelling, drainage, and/or redness.




                                      AMIGO CHILDREN’S DENTAL, P.A.
                                           Howard H. Hunt Jr., DDS

								
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