Dental crown restorations are typically used to treat a tooth with a significantly compromised tooth enamel layer. They are created from special dental materials and cemented in place with a very strong dental adhesive.
Periodontal health problems, poor oral hygiene, and oral trauma can sometimes affect the dental adhesive’s bond with the internal abutment that anchors it in your mouth.
This might cause a dental crown to feel loose. You might also cause pain or discomfort when biting down on the tooth. In a situation like this, you need to seek professional dental care from Dr. Scott Elrod as soon as possible.
In the interim, there are a few things you can do to minimize your chances of suffering additional complications.
While it might be tempting to wiggle or play with the loose dental crown, it could put the anchoring abutment at increased risk. Even small amount of manipulation can cause significant damage. This could require Dr. Scott Elrod to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental crown.
If some form of oral trauma has left you with blood or other unwanted material in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Scott Elrod and the specialists at Distinctive Dental Services.
If the internal abutment is uncompromised Dr. Scott Elrod might be able to clean the crown and cement it back in place. If the abutment was damaged in any way, he might have to perform a root canal.
If you live in the Lake Jackson, Texas, area and you have a loose crown, you should not delay in calling 979-297-0337 to seek timely treatment from Dr. Scott Elrod.