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How can I control my pain after getting a dental crown?

After getting your dental crown, you shouldn't feel much pain or discomfort. But if you are worried about pain management, talk to your dentist about options to minimize your pain and make you feel comfortable. Your dentist may suggest that you try over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or may write you a prescription for stronger pain medicine. Remember, though, that if you go home and start feeling severe pain, or if your pain improves and then gets bad again, call your dentist. That kind of pain could be a sign that an infection is developing, and it should be treated as early as possible.

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