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How to Handle a Loose Crown Until You See the Dentist

How to Handle a Loose Crown Until You See the Dentist

If you have a loose crown, you will need to see a dentist immediately. A crown is meant to cover up sensitive parts of your teeth. When you have a loose crown or a missing crown, those areas are exposed to bacteria that can lead to infection or other serious oral health problems. Time is of the essence, but you may have to wait to be seen.

What Can You Do If You Have A Loose Crown?

  • If you do notice that your crown is loose, grip it firmly between two fingers, and gently try to remove it on you own. You want to avoid ingesting your crown at all costs. It may seem counterintuitive, but loose crowns that you remove on your own are usually better for your teeth and your overall health.
  • If you remove your crown or it falls out on its own, inspect the inside surface for any signs that some of your tooth has been dislodged as well. If the loose crown came off cleanly, it will be a lot easier to reattach.
  • Once the loose crown is out of your mouth, brush it gently with a toothbrush. Use a toothpick to remove any debris or cement.
  • If there is not anything obstructing the loose crown , try to set it back in your mouth. If the fit is snug, you can wear the crown during the day as long as you do not chew with that side of your mouth. This is only a temporary fix.
  • Do not use any kind of glue or other household adhesives to try and reattach a loose crown. These will do you a lot more harm than good. There are over-the-counter oral adhesives available, but these do not work very well and provide only a short-term solution.

There are things you can do to deal with a loose crown. But to get the situation resolved and your teeth back to full strength, you will need to see a dentist ASAP. Make an appointment at Ericsson Dental by calling 561-220-0049 anytime 24×7.

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