Every dental crown designed and installed at Tacoma Washington Dentist is crafted from durable materials and secured in your mouth with a strong dental-grade adhesive. Yet there are still situations where an oral trauma, accident or complications from advanced periodontal disease can affect a crown.
If a crown falls out of place, you should not delay in calling to seek professional care from Dr. Phuong Nguyen and her highly trained staff.
While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize further complications.
You shouldn’t attempt to clean any part of the crown or exposed abutment. You can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater if a blow to the face left blood or debris in your mouth. Any other cleaning measures should be reserved for Dr. Phuong Nguyen and her dental specialists.
If periodontal disease has compromised the dental adhesive bond, there are a few notable signs. You should see the abutment sticking out from your gums and the crown itself should be completely hollow. In a situation like this, Dr. Phuong Nguyen might be able to clean the dentin abutment and crown before recementing it in place.
If a blow to the face caused the abutment to break off at the gumline or if the abutment has been otherwise damaged, you should see some or all of it inside the crown. In a situation like this, Dr. Phuong Nguyen might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to secure the crown back into place.
If you live in the Fircrest, Washington, area and you have a problem with your crown, you should not delay in calling to seek professional care at Tacoma Washington Dentist.