A crown is intended to restore the full function and appearance of a tooth that has been compromised by advanced tooth decay, or damaged in some way. While crowns are designed to be just as durable as your natural teeth, there are times when something like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic gum disease can cause a problem.
The early sign of a problem with the cement, usually involves a loose feeling in the crown, and might be associated with minor pain. A loose crown always demands immediate attention by the dental professionals at Cosmo Dental.
While you are waiting to see Cosmo Dental there are a few things to keep in mind to help manage the problem. It’s very important that you avoid the temptation to wiggle, or brush the loose crown. Even a miniscule amount of movement can cause permanent damage to the abutment.
If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums. Beyond this, any other cleaning attempts should be left to Cosmo Dental.
If abutment isn’t damaged Cosmo Dental might be able to cement the crown back in place.
If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you need to call Cosmo Dental immediately at 415-800-7594 to schedule an appointment.