Composite filling/crown build-up post-op notes



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D. Bryce Alldredge, DMD, PC

1240 E. 100 S. Ste. 17 ~ St. George, UT 84790 ~ 652-9105
COMPOSITE FILLING/CROWN BUILD-UP POST-OP NOTES
The Doctor checks the bite after doing a filling to make sure it is not high. Some times when lying back in the dental chair, the jaw does not close in the normal position. This can affect the way the teeth bite together during a bite check. Being numb can also make it difficult for you to find the normal bite. If the jaw doesn’t come together in the normal position when the Doctor is checking it, the way the teeth bite together may look and feel normal but may actually be off a little. If you notice within the next week that the tooth feels high, shifts your jaw when closing, or becomes sensitive especially while eating, then the filling probably is high. Please give the Office a call to make a short appointment. It only takes 5-10 minutes to adjust it without having to be numbed again, and it doesn’t cost anything.
Usually when doing a filling, the cavity is on the side of the tooth where the floss goes. When placing the filling, the Doctor tries to get the filling tight against the other tooth that shares that contact. This helps prevent food from getting trapped in between the teeth. Sometimes this contact is so tight that it hurts to floss. If this is the case, please give the Office a call to make a short appointment. It only takes 5-10 minutes to adjust it, without having to be numbed again, and it doesn’t cost anything.
Sometimes the cavity in the tooth is very deep. At times, this may lead to exposure of or trauma to underlying nerve. The Doctor will let you know if this is happens. He will place a medication over the nerve to help with sensitivity and to calm the nerve. This is an attempt to avoid doing a root canal treatment. However, it is not always successful. When the cavity gets close to the nerve, the nerve will usually become sensitive to it. The sensitivity may be mild to severe and may last for only a short period of time or may last for much longer periods of time. If such sensitivity is persistent or lasts for extended periods of time, please contact the Office, this may be a sign of more serious problems. The nerve may have been traumatized to a point that it cannot recover. Should the nerve not heal, which is exhibited by extreme sensitivity/pain or possible abscess, root canal treatment or extraction may be required.


About Dental Care

D. Bryce Alldredge, DMD, PC



1240 E. 100 S. Ste. 17 ~ St. George, UT 84790 ~ 652-9105
COMPOSITE FILLING/CROWN BUILD-UP POST-OP NOTES
The Doctor checks the bite after doing a filling to make sure it is not high. Some times when lying back in the dental chair, the jaw does not close in the normal position. This can affect the way the teeth bite together during a bite check. Being numb can also make it difficult for you to find the normal bite. If the jaw doesn’t come together in the normal position when the Doctor is checking it, the way the teeth bite together may look and feel normal but may actually be off a little. If you notice within the next week that the tooth feels high, shifts your jaw when closing, or becomes sensitive especially while eating, then the filling probably is high. Please give the Office a call to make a short appointment. It only takes 5-10 minutes to adjust it without having to be numbed again, and it doesn’t cost anything.
Usually when doing a filling, the cavity is on the side of the tooth where the floss goes. When placing the filling, the Doctor tries to get the filling tight against the other tooth that shares that contact. This helps prevent food from getting trapped in between the teeth. Sometimes this contact is so tight that it hurts to floss. If this is the case, please give the Office a call to make a short appointment. It only takes 5-10 minutes to adjust it, without having to be numbed again, and it doesn’t cost anything.
Sometimes the cavity in the tooth is very deep. At times, this may lead to exposure of or trauma to underlying nerve. The Doctor will let you know if this is happens. He will place a medication over the nerve to help with sensitivity and to calm the nerve. This is an attempt to avoid doing a root canal treatment. However, it is not always successful. When the cavity gets close to the nerve, the nerve will usually become sensitive to it. The sensitivity may be mild to severe and may last for only a short period of time or may last for much longer periods of time. If such sensitivity is persistent or lasts for extended periods of time, please contact the Office, this may be a sign of more serious problems. The nerve may have been traumatized to a point that it cannot recover. Should the nerve not heal, which is exhibited by extreme sensitivity/pain or possible abscess, root canal treatment or extraction may be required.


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