The loss of any dental restoration can lead to high level of stress. Having a tooth knocked out or another dental emergency is much more serious than losing a dental crown. However, it should not be taken lightly, and it is extremely important to tend to it as soon as possible.
The stressful part for most is not knowing what steps to take in order to get your crown back into its secure rightful location. At this point, we will relay some information that may ease the anxiety.
First off, locate the lost crown. Once found, carefully inspect it. If you cannot find it, there is no need to panic, we can easily have a new one made.
How do you know if you need to make an emergency visit to Summerfield Family Dentistry? Look for these signs:
If none of the above has occurred and If the crown has come off completely, you are not in any pain, and you are not facing any significant risks, then you should still call your dentist in to make an appointment. Why? You do not want to leave your underlying tooth exposed for an extended period of time. We recommend seeing the dentist within a week of losing it.
The Summerfield Family Dentistry professionals will provide instructions on what to do with your crown until you can get to the office.
Not damaging the exposed tooth underneath the crown is extremely important while waiting to see the dentist. Here are a few things to be careful of:
Dental crowns are not meant to last forever. If you lose on, there is no need to panic. Call your Summerfield Family Dentist to get it repaired. 336-643-1440.