You are chewing an apple and hear an odd sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come loose. Don’t panic! Chances are, the crown can be re-cemented at Dental Designs of Owensboro.
What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s critical that you take the following steps:
- Don’t Swallow It: This sounds obvious enough, but we mention it because it can happen. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems that aren’t pleasant.
- Look Carefully: Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we will need that information.
- Clean Gently: Use a toothbrush to carefully clean the crown and the exposed partial tooth.
- Handle With Care: While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, skip substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
At Dental Designs of Owensboro, we place dental crowns every day. Patients from Henderson, Tell City IN, and Hartford come to our practice for general dentistry and tooth restoration. Contact us today!