In this blog post from The Carrollton Dentist, we take a look at a common dental emergency. You are eating something – maybe chewing an apple – when you hear an odd sound. Then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come off. Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented.
What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s essential that you take the following steps:
Don’t Swallow It!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is indispensable. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra troubles that aren’t pleasant.
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we will need that information. Which brings us to number 3:
Call The Carrollton Dentist
We will schedule you an appointment right away and advise you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can get into The Carrollton Dentist and have it permanently re-cemented.
Use a toothbrush to closely clean the crown and the exposed partial tooth.
Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, forego substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
These and other dental emergencies can be treated by The Carrollton Dentist, so keep our phone number handy! We also provide general and family dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.
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