You are chewing an apple and hear a wierd sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your dental crowns has popped free. Don’t panic! Chances are, it can be re-cemented at the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria.
Before that, though: what do you do when a dental crown comes off? It’s essential 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 essential. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems that aren’t pleasant.
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we will need that information. Which brings us to number 3:
Call Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry
We will schedule you an appointment promptly and guide you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach it until you can have it permanently re-cemented.
Use a toothbrush to cautiously clean the crown and the vulnerable partial tooth.
Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, abstain from substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.