Dr. Barron typically cements a dental crown onto its anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. This is meant to give it the strength to handle biting and chewing. Unfortunately, there are times when poor oral hygiene or a blow to the face can manage to weaken the dental crown’s connection to the tooth.
This might cause a dental crown to feel loose or fall out. In a situation like this, you need to call 817.732.1626 to seek treatment at Barron Dentistry. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.
Basic first-aid starts with looking in a mirror to assess the severity of the problem. If it’s a merely that the dental adhesive let loose, the tooth should be whole and the crown itself will be hollow. In a situation like this, it might be possible for our dentist to clean the crown and tooth and cement the dental crown back into place.
If oral trauma has left blood or other debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you shouldn’t attempt to brush or clean the exposed tooth or the crown. This could potentially cause damage and cause further complications.
If the tooth broke off at the gumline, you will likely see some of it inside the crown. In a case like this, Dr. Barron might have to perform endodontic therapy and restore sufficient structure to anchor a new crown.
If you live in the Fort Worth, Texas, area and you have lost a crown, you should call 817.732.1626 to seek professional attention at Barron Dentistry.