Following the restoration of primary (milk) or permanent teeth, children may express some discomfort on biting. This is normal as it can take 2-5 days for your child to get used to the tooth new surface contour.
Younger children may express this discomfort as pain. Should your child experience discomfort following a filling, we advise that you give them one dose of whichever analgesia, whatever your child is normally given when he/she has a cold.
If your child continues to have discomfort for more than 2-5 days, or should their sleeping be disturbed due to discomfort from the tooth, we advise that you contact us for further advice.
For children who have had a stainless steel crown placed, their bite may feel different or the crown may feel high on the bite for 2-3 days following treatment. The mouth will adjust to the height of tooth soon after placement of the crown and the bite should return to normal within 3-5 days.
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