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Is your dental crown cracked or broken? The good news is that, unless you’re experiencing severe pain, a broken dental crown isn’t a pressing emergency. If you are unable to see your dentist right away, our team encourages you to follow these steps to keep the situation well in hand:

– Gather loose pieces: If your dental crown broke into pieces, try to gather as many as you can. Minor chips to the crown may be repairable. Remove the crown entirely if it’s loose to avoid swallowing it.

– Examine the natural tooth: Is your natural tooth jagged? Will it irritate your tongue? If the natural tooth poses a risk to your mouth, look for an emergency care dentist in your area to restore the dental crown.

– Keep the area clean: Without the dental crown, your natural tooth is vulnerable to bacteria. Please refrain from poking around the area with your fingers.

– Reduce the pain: If you’re experiencing pain brought on by the loss of your dental crown, take over-the-counter pain reliever until you can see your dentist. You may feel sensitivity to heat and cold because the tooth pulp is exposed to air.

If you currently have a broken dental crown in Fort Worth, Texas, we invite you to contact Barron Dentistry and experience our restorative dentistry. Dr. Barron is happy to restore your crown or fit a brand-new one onto your tooth. For more information, please call our office at 817.732.1626.