Crown Placement: What You Need to Know
Dec 27

Crown Placement: What You Need to Know

Dec 27

Getting a crown is usually not painful, but there are times when you might experience pain.

If you're getting a crown placed on your tooth, it's important to know the signs that indicate discomfort or pain during the procedure. There could be many reasons for this; if you feel any of these symptoms while under dental care then ask your dentist about them.

While some people may have no problems with their dental procedures, others may experience discomfort and even pain as they go through the process of having their teeth restored with crown placement. It's important to be aware of what these potential side effects can be so that you know how to deal with them in case they occur during your appointment.

Is Getting A Crown Painful? 

There is a lot of speculation when it comes to crowns and whether or not they are painful. The answer, unfortunately, is that it varies from person to person. Some people report little to no pain during the placement of their crown, while others may experience some discomfort. This is usually due to the fact that every individual's mouth is different and some areas are more sensitive than others.

If you're anxious about getting a crown because of potential pain, talk to your dentist. They can give you an idea of what to expect and may be able to provide you with some pain relief options. In most cases, however, the discomfort is minimal and short-lived.

Once the crown has been cemented into place, you should be able to eat and drink as normal. You may want to avoid very hot or cold foods for the first few days following your appointment; this is because they can cause damage to the new restoration if it's not completely set in place yet. For example, biting down on ice cubes might crack your new crown.

In most cases, you should be able to resume your normal activities in a day or two after the procedure. You might experience some tenderness and discomfort when chewing for a few days afterwards; if this is the case, try soft foods that require minimal pressure to chew on them instead of tough items like steak or chicken bones.


The Most Common Reason For Getting A Crown

Crowns are most often placed to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities. A cavity is a hole in the tooth that can be caused by bacteria. Left untreated, it can lead to further damage and even tooth loss.

A crown is needed when there isn't enough healthy tooth left to support a filling or other restoration. The crown is used to not only restore the tooth's function but also its shape and appearance.

Crowns are often needed when there isn't enough healthy tooth left for a filling or other restoration. They're placed on teeth that have experienced extensive decay, fractures, cracks, chipped edges, old fillings that no longer work as they should, or when the tooth has been extensively worn down by age.


Another Common Reason for Getting A Crown

Crowns are used to treat an infection in the tooth that occurs when bacteria have entered into it. They're also commonly used to cover teeth that have root canal treatment or abscesses, which can be extremely painful and damaging if left untreated for long periods of time. When a crown is placed over an abscess, it allows the infection to be contained and helps prevent further damage.

A root canal is a treatment that's used when all of the tooth's pulp has become infected or inflamed. The procedure involves removing the diseased parts of your tooth so they can't spread any more bacteria throughout your mouth. Afterward, the empty space inside the tooth is cleaned and sealed off so that no bacteria can get in.

An abscess is a pocket of pus that can form on the gums, under the tongue, or on the roof of your mouth. It's caused by a bacterial infection and can be extremely painful. If left untreated, it can damage the surrounding teeth and bone or spread to other parts of the body.

Crowns can be placed on top of a tooth that has had root canal treatment or an abscess like we mentioned before. They make it possible for you to eat and speak as normal while also protecting your mouth from further damage and infection.

An emergency crown is often needed when there isn't enough time to schedule a regular appointment with the dentist. In this case, they're used temporarily until you can get your permanent crown cemented in place at another time.

There are also some instances where emergency treatment is necessary due to discomfort or pain that's preventing you from eating and speaking normally, such as when a tooth has been chipped or fractured.

Grinding of teeth (Bruxism) – When Crowns Come In Handy

If you're a "grinder" or "clencher," you might avoid getting crowns because of how expensive they can be. You've probably heard that the procedure is very painful and difficult to deal with, but this isn't always true! Crown placement may cause some discomfort and pain for a few days afterwards, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Gums That Are Sore

Some people have gums that are extremely sensitive, so much so that the sensation of a toothbrush or flossing can be unbearable. If you've tried other treatments to relieve this discomfort and found they don't work for your mouth, crowns may be an option worth considering. They're placed directly on the gums and protect them from further irritation.

Gum recession is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as aggressive brushing habits, gum disease, or genetics. When the gums recede, they expose more of your tooth's root surface. This can lead to sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, as well as an increased risk of developing cavities.

Crowns can be placed over teeth that have had gum recession, which will help protect them from further damage and keep them looking aesthetically pleasing. They also prevent the root surface from becoming more exposed and sensitive to stimuli.

If you're experiencing any of the issues we've mentioned in this blog post, don't hesitate to talk to your dentist about crown placement. Crowns are a safe and effective way to protect your teeth from further damage and help you maintain optimal oral health!