Does It Actually Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sehnertprecisiondentistry @ 7:58 am
3D render of a dental crown

Whether you’re dealing with a nasty cavity, finishing up a root canal, or are just looking improve the aesthetics of your smile, dental crowns will be able to help you. However, as with any kind of dental treatment, people are a little bit concerned about whether getting a dental crown hurts.

If you want to know more about discomfort associated with the treatment, here’s some information that could be edifying for you.

What Goes into Getting a Dental Crown?

If you want to know more about whether getting a dental crown can be painful, you need to understand what actually goes into getting one. Typically, a dental crown is completed across two appointments a few weeks apart. Here’s what you should know about the prospect of pain across every stage of treatment.

The First Appointment

Once you’ve decided with your dentist what you want the dental crown to look like and the impressions have been taken, they’ll remove enamel from your tooth in order to make room for the dental crown.

While this may make you a little concerned, it shouldn’t bother you. We’ll numb your mouth completely before beginning any kind of dental treatment, which means that you should feel completely comfortable for the duration of the time you spend in the dental chair.

The Temporary Crown

After your tooth has been prepared for the permanent dental crown, you’ll need to protect it for the few weeks until your restoration is being milled in the lab.

For this reason, most people will need to wear a temporary crown for a while. This temporary crown will be adhered with a weaker cement than your permanent crown will be. It won’t be quite as effective for the purpose of protecting your tooth.

You may be a little bit sensitive for a couple of days, and you could need to stick to a soft food diet to keep the temporary crown in place. That said, with caution and a little bit of over-the-counter pain medicine you should be able to get through this period in semi-comfort.

The Second Appointment

Once your dental crown is complete, we’ll bring you in and slot it into place. This process should be entirely painless, but if you’re concerned, we’d be happy to administer anesthesia for this as well.

All told, getting dental crowns is simple and largely painless. Even if you’re someone who is normally concerned about pain, there’s nothing to stand in the way of getting the dental crown you need.

About the Author

Dr. Phillip Sehnert has been helping people to smile brighter and live better for nearly 40 years. Even after all this time he still loves coming to work every day and feels enormously privileged to be able to help patients alongside his incredible dental team. Dr. Senhert received his dental degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and he is currently a member of both the American College of Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

If you have any questions about dental crowns he can be reached at his website or by phone at (972) 420-0042.

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