A Loose Crown Requires Immediate Attention

A Loose Crown Requires Immediate Attention

Your crown, installed by Dr. [doctor_name] is made from durable metal-free materials that are meant to last a very long time. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a blow to the face, a hard fall, or chronic gum disease can loosen the cement that anchors a crown to the abutment. A loose crown requires immediately attention by Dr. [doctor_name] to address the issues before it can develop into something even more serious.

You need to resist the temptation to wiggle or play with a loose crown. You can gently rinse your mouth with salt water to remove any blood or debris. You shouldn’t use antiseptic mouthwash as this could irritate sensitive tissues. Don’t brush or floss the area. Any cleaning should be left to Dr. [doctor_name]. The more you manipulate a loose crown, the more likely you are to cause permanent damage to the abutment.

If the abutment inside the crown is still structurally sound, Dr. [doctor_name] might be able to cement the crown back in place. If the abutment has been significantly damaged [heshe] might have to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to remount a crown.

If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call Dr. [doctor_name] as soon as possible at [phone] to schedule an appointment.

2016-04-28T14:38:16+00:00April 28th, 2016|