Even though your dental crown is designed to be just as durable as any other tooth in your mouth, there are certain threats, like an oral injury or chronic gum disease, that can loosen the cement that is holding the crown to the abutment. A loose crown poses many complications and requires Dr. Mohamed Waheed’s attention.
Your dentist offers a few tips that will help minimize complications while you are waiting for your appointment. It’s very important that you do not wiggle or brush the loose crown. Even a miniscule amount of movement can cause permanent damage to the abutment.
If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also help soothe injured tissues and gums. Any other cleaning treatments should be left to our Elite Dentistry PC team.
When you come into our office, Dr. Mohamed Waheed could possibly cement the crown back in place if the abutment inside is whole and healthy. However, the treatment will depend on the severity of the loose crown.
If you have a loose or damaged crown in Addison, Illinois, you should not delay in contacting our office at (630) 279.3333 to schedule an appointment with your dentist.