A dental crown is cemented in place by a very strong dental adhesive cement. This is meant to give the tooth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or periodontal disease to weaken the cement.
If your crown feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or if you experience pain when chewing, you should call Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC to have it examined as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to have serious complications.
If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC, there are a few basic things to keep in mind to help minimize complications.
It’s very important that you don’t wiggle or try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater.
As long as the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC can either reseat the crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in some way, he might need to perform a root canal.
If you have a loose crown, you should not delay in contacting Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC at 520-298-5556 to seek immediate treatment from your dentist.