- Dec 16, 2010
I got 5 temporary crowns put on yesterday. I have a heck of a time getting numb so they had to stick me a total of 16 times..about 6 of them on the roof of my mouth, so as expected, I am having a lot of pain there. For now, I am only eating soft foods but I have to wait 3 weeks to get the permanent crowns on so I know I can't avoid eating regular foods forever. My worry is that the crowns will fall off. Two of them on the left side are two temp crowns that are attached and the 3 on the right side are all separate. Is there anything specifically I should avoid eating? I was told to avoid sticky foods/really hard foods like a hard cereal but things like corn flakes would be okay. I guess that gives me an idea of how hard of foods I should avoid but I'm not sure if there is anything else that I should avoid? The dentist gave me a package of the temporary cement that they use. She said if it comes off, just mix it up, put it in the crown, and place the crown back on the tooth. The fact that she gave me this makes me even more worried that it will fall of. So, what is okay to eat with crowns on both sides of the mouth? I know to avoid flossing that area. Right now it is hard for me to brush because of all the shots so I just lightly go over them. Any information you have about having temp crowns on both sides of the mouth will help me greatly. Thank you.