A dental crown is commonly used to address a wide range of dental conditions. Your dentist, Dr. Stacey Eby, often employs it to restore the enamel layer of a badly decayed tooth. This could also extend to a tooth that has lost a large filling or has suffered from additional decay.
If a crown falls out, it needs thoughtful first aid while you seek treatment at Eby Family Dental.
While you are waiting for your appointment with your dentist, Dr. Stacey Eby, quality first aid will minimize your chances of experiencing 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 left to Dr. Stacey Eby’s professional tools and training.
If the crown fell out as the result of bacteria compromising the cement that holds it to the abutment, there should be a few telltale 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. Stacey Eby might be able to clean the crown and abutment and cement it back into place.
If a blow to the face caused the abutment to break off at the gumline, you should see some or all of the abutment inside the crown. In a situation like this, Dr. Stacey Eby might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to secure the crown back into place.
If have lost a dental crown in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, you should not delay in calling 920-563-2928 to have it examined and treated at Eby Family Dental.