It is not unheard of for a blow to the face, a hard fall or advanced gum disease to loosen the cement that anchors a crown to the abutment. A loose crown demands attention before a more serious problem develops. If you have a crown come loose, you should call us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
If for some reason you can’t immediately call us, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the problem. It’s important that you don’t wiggle a loose crown with your tongue or chew food on that side of your mouth. You shouldn’t try to brush or floss the crown. The more you manipulate a loose crown, the more likely you are to damage the abutment.
If a fall or blow to the face loosened the crown and you have blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with salt water. You shouldn’t rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash, as this could irritate sensitive tissues.
If you have a loose, or damaged crown has you should call us as soon as possible at 318-742-2272 to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to helping you fix the problem as soon as possible!