Losing a crown can be painful or uncomfortable, and may cause concern. If you have a crown that has fallen off, seek dental help by calling our office. We will get you in the same day to address the issue. When a crown falls off the tooth underneath is exposed, and this can cause pain or sensitivity.
There are a few things you can do in the meantime to help alleviate any pain or sensitivity you may have.
Tips if your crown has fallen off:
- Call our office and schedule an appointment to get your crown reattached, and let us know your crown has fallen off. We will get you in as soon as possible.
- Temporary dental adhesive can be used to try and put the crown back into place. Carefully clean the area before applying the adhesive. Avoid chewing anything hard or sticky because over the counter adhesive is not as strong as a permanent adhesive.
- Clove oil can be applied around the tooth and gum where the tooth is exposed to help alleviate pain and numb the area.
- Over the counter pain medication can be used to help with any pain or sensitivity you may be feeling.
- Avoid any foods or drinks that are acidic or sweet. These types of foods or drinks can cause pain or decay to the tooth.
We recommend visiting our office right away to prevent any further damage to your tooth. Our friendly and skilled staff will look at the area, and determine if you need a new crown. We are here to help and treat all our patients like family providing the very best personal care.
If you are interested in finding out more about our crown procedures, contact Lori Logan, DDS to schedule your appointment.