At Webster Dental Care, your comfort is our primary concern…and we’ll do whatever it takes to make your dental experience with us the most comfortable ever. Some discomfort after your care is normal. However if pain persists or there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call.
It is common after dental treatments to experience some discomfort due to the anesthetic, the actual procedure or just holding your mouth open for long periods of time. This discomfort often will last several days. The best treatment for this is ibuprofen which can be found at any drug store. It is the active ingredient in Advil, Nuprin, or Motrin. Warm, salt water rinses often help as do warm, moist towels on the face.
Certain procedures such as new fillings, crowns, veneers or bridgework will often exhibit temperature sensitivity for several weeks. This is due to the fact that the tooth structure was removed and replaced by a foreign material that does not conduct temperature at the same rate as normal tooth structure. Also, since every tooth has a nerve in the hollow inside part of the tooth, as the tooth is drilled, the body recognizes this as an injury and will call an immune response. This sensitivity will normally get better with time and ibuprofen is the pain pill of choice. Desensitizing toothpaste will also help.
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