Dental Crown Fell Out? Here’s What To Do

Dental Crown Fell Out? Here’s What To Do

Crowns can easily last 20+ years with proper care. But in some cases, they may fail prematurely and fall out of your mouth. Wondering what to do if your crown falls out in Red Bank? Read on, and get all the answers in this blog from Santo Dental Group.

1. Find The Crown Right Away And Put It Into A Plastic Bag

It’s really important to find your dental crown. Usually, it will just fall out of your mouth, and you can grab it and secure it until your appointment at Santo Dental Group. But in some cases, you may swallow your crown. This is not harmful. You’ll pass the crown normally eventually.

However, if you think you've swallowed your crown, you should go to the ER or urgent care for an x-ray. It’s possible that you’ve aspirated the crown, meaning that it’s gone down your windpipe and into your lungs. This is rare, but it’s a very serious emergency. An x-ray can be used to make sure you've swallowed the crown, and that it’s not in your lungs.

2. Call Santo Dental Group To Schedule An Emergency Appointment

A lost dental crown is a dental emergency. It may not be as serious as something like a broken or knocked-out tooth, but you should get help in Red Bank right away. The tooth underneath your crown will be weak, sensitive, and susceptible to further decay or damage.

So contact us right away at (732) 530-1003. Our team will answer any questions you may have about your tooth and your crown, and we’ll schedule an emergency appointment at our office.

3. Avoid Eating Sticky And Chewy Foods, Or Chewing On That Side Of Your Mouth

Generally, you should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where you’ve lost your tooth. This helps prevent pain and discomfort. It’s especially important not to eat really sticky, chewy, or sugary foods on that side of your mouth. This helps protect your tooth.

4. Take Over-The-Counter Medicine And Ice The Area To Help With Pain

You can take ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, or aspirin if your tooth is sore. You can also ice the cheek near your tooth to help with pain and discomfort. While your tooth may feel sore and sensitive, it shouldn’t feel extremely painful. If it does, this may indicate that the crown failed due to an underlying tooth infection.

5. Come To Our Office To Have Your Crown Replaced ASAP

The only long-term solution for your situation is to have your crown replaced or rebuilt at our office. Depending on the situation, our dentists may be able to re-attach your existing crown, or you may need to have a new crown built. Either way, we’re here to help, and we’ll make sure you get the care you need to restore your smile and your oral health.

Lost A Crown In Red Bank? Give Us A Call And Get The Help You Need!

Losing a crown is a dental emergency, but the team at Santo Dental Group is here to provide the expert dental care you need. So if you’ve lost your crown, don’t wait. Give us a call at (732) 530-1003 to schedule a same-day appointment. Dr. Michael Santo, Dr. Miles Santo, Dr. Katelyn Domingues and Associate Dr. Meaghan McCormick are here to help, and we’ll always do our best to see you as soon as possible. 

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