Does Dental Crown Placement Hurt?

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges Columbia, SC

A dental crown is a dental restoration for repairing damaged teeth. Many patients usually worry about experiencing pain when they hear that they will need a crown. Rest assured, the dental crown placement does not hurt; the procedure is straightforward, and the dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible.

The need for dental crowns

Getting a dental crown might be necessary for different reasons. The dentist may use the crown to strengthen a vulnerable tooth, like one with severe decay or breakage. If the tooth can no longer hold a filling, a crown is usually the solution. The dentist will also use them after performing a root canal to protect the tooth. Other times, the dental crown might be used to improve the appearance of the tooth.

Considering all the recent advancements in technology and techniques used in dentistry, dental crown placement has become less complicated and more comfortable than before. At the dental office, the general dentist will prioritize the safety, health and convenience of their patients throughout the dental procedure. Other than the multiple appointments required, the procedure to place the crown is not more challenging for patients than routine dental care.

Keeping patients comfortable during the procedure

Dental crowns are protective tooth-shaped caps that shield a tooth completely. The general dentist will need to prepare the tooth (by removing a part of the enamel) to accommodate the crown. Before starting the process, the dentist will numb the soft tissues with a topical anesthetic before using a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable for the process. If the patient has severe dental anxiety, they need to inform the dentist so the dentist can take necessary measures.

If same-day dental crowns are used, the dentist can design, produce and place the crown in a single dental appointment. Otherwise, a temporary crown will be placed on the teeth after the dentist takes impressions. The impressions are sent to the dental lab that will produce the crown. When the final dental crown is ready, local anesthetic may not be necessary to fit and cement the crown. Most patients say that they feel little to no pain throughout the process.

Points to consider

Numbing the tooth stops pain during the procedure, but the tooth may still be sensitive after the anesthetic wears off. The patient may also feel soreness in the gum. Rinsing with saltwater or using a pain reliever is enough.

The dental crown placement has several stages. If the crown placement is done after a root canal treatment, patients may feel pain without anesthetic or pain meds. Preparing the tooth for the crown, filing the tooth, taking impressions and placing the temporary or permanent crown can be uncomfortable. However, the procedure does not have to hurt or cause anxiety.

In conclusion

If you are scared that getting a dental crown will hurt, talk to the general dentist about relaxation or pain control techniques. The dentist will take necessary measures to control pain and alleviate discomfort even after the procedure. To learn more about the process, book an appointment.

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