Help! My Crown Came Off!

Categories: Dental Crowns

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You are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has popped free. 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 vital 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 indispensable. 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, Dr. Ortega will need that information. Which brings me to number 3:

Call Marcos Ortega DDS
We will schedule you an appointment straightaway and counsel you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can get into Marcos Ortega DDS and have it permanently re-cemented.

Clean Gently
Use a toothbrush to closely clean the crown and the unprotected partial tooth.

Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, skip substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.

 

Contact Marcos Ortega DDS:

619-295-4545

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

306 Walnut Ave Ste 25
San Diego, California
92103