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A broken or dislodged dental crown can be a real inconvenience, even a dental emergency. If your dental crown becomes defective, our team at Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC urges you not to panic. Schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, and then take action to preserve the dental crown.

– Gather loose pieces: If your dental crown broke into pieces, try to gather as many as you can. Remove the crown entirely if it’s loose to avoid swallowing it. A popped-off crown can be reattached temporarily with over-the-counter dental dement or sugar-free gum.

– Examine the natural tooth: Is your natural tooth jagged? Will it irritate your tongue? A tooth that poses a risk to your mouth increases your need to visit the dentist.

– Keep the area clean: Without the dental crown, your natural tooth is vulnerable to bacteria. Please refrain from poking around the area with your fingers.

– Reduce the pain: If you’re experiencing pain brought on by the loss of your dental crown, take over-the-counter pain reliever until you can see your dentist. You may feel sensitivity to heat and cold because the tooth pulp is exposed to air.

For more information about treating a broken dental crown, contact our office at 770-536-8868. Our dentist, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite, is happy to help you restore your crown or replace it with a brand-new one. Our office is located in Gainesville, Georgia.