Crowns are a popular dental procedure that can restore the function and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth.
However, occasionally a crown may fall out, causing discomfort and concern. If you experience a crown falling out, here’s what you need to know:
- Don’t panic! While a lost crown can be uncomfortable, it is generally not an emergency situation. Keep the crown safe and bring it with you to your appointment.
- Contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Your dentist will examine the area and determine the best course of action.
- If you experience any discomfort or sensitivity, you can take over-the-counter pain medication. Try to avoid eating hard or sticky foods and limit chewing on the affected side of your mouth.
- If you are unable to see your dentist immediately, you can temporarily reattach the crown with dental adhesive from a drugstore. However, this is not a long-term solution, and you should still see your dentist as soon as possible.
During your appointment, your dentist will assess the damage to the crown and tooth. In some cases, the crown can be reattached. In other cases, a new crown may be necessary. If the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, additional treatment such as a root canal may be necessary.
Remember to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent further damage or decay to the affected tooth.
In summary, if your crown falls out, stay calm and contact your dentist to schedule an appointment. Keep the crown safe and avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Our team of qualified dentists will assess the situation and determine the best course of action to restore your tooth.
Call us today to schedule your appointment and get your smile back on track!