You are chewing an apple and hear an odd sound. Then, something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has popped off. Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented.
What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s critical that you take the following steps:
Don’t Swallow It!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is vital. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems that aren’t pleasant.
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, Dr. Haywood will need that information. Which brings me to number 3:
Call Dr. Steven W. Haywood
We will schedule you an appointment right away and guide you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can come in and have it permanently re-cemented.
Use a toothbrush to carefully clean the crown and the vulnerable partial tooth.
Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, skip substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood: 410-453-9399
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