You are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound. One of your dental crowns has come off. Chances are good it can be re-cemented, but the sooner you get to the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, the better.
If it happens to you, don’t panic. 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 has been known to happen. Take the crown out of your mouth. If you swallow it, you will have some extra troubles that aren’t pleasant.
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we’ll need to know.
Call Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry
We will schedule you an appointment ASAP, and advise you on what to do in the meantime.
Use a toothbrush to carefully clean the crown and the exposed tooth.
Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, don’t eat anything that is chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we can treat damaged crowns, as well as place new ones. We also provide family and cosmetic dentistry, including such in-demand procedures as teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment today!