What To Do When a Dental Crown Falls Out?

Many people may think that a lost crown is rarely an emergency. However, it can lead to severe pain because the exposed tooth tissue is often sensitive to pressure, air, or temperature. If your crown came loose, it is strongly recommended to call our office, Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers to see your dentist as soon as you can. Please do not wait too long as an affected tooth could be damaged further without the crown to protect it. Also, if there is a lengthy delay in re-cementing the crown, there may be some shifting of adjacent teeth, and the affected tooth may no longer fit, and a new crown must be fabricated. In case if you have sensitivity in the affected area, apply a little clove oil to the area with a cotton swab. This will give you pain relief. You may purchase this oil in drug stores or the spice aisles of many supermarkets. If you still have the crown, you may want to try to slip it back over the tooth. Make sure to clean the crown then coat the inside of the crown with tooth “cement,” which is available in the dental section in the drug store. If you can’t find the cement, you may use denture adhesive or even petroleum jelly. This helps to hold the crown in place until you see your dentist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers. It would be best if you NEVER used any household glues as they are not safe to put in your mouth and can damage the tooth and crown.