If a Crown in Your Mouth Broke, Don’t Panic! Here’s What To Do Until Our Dentist Can See You

Dental emergencies tend to be scary and nerve-wracking, and especially during a global pandemic where people are scared of being in crowded, close quarters. But you will do better if you remember that everything will be okay and that it’s essential to stay calm when you’re in the middle of the situation.

Of course, being prepared can help take the worry out of a dental emergency and help you feel calmer, so remember to take a few deep breaths before taking any action so you can come from a place of knowledge instead of panic. In today’s blog, our Exceptional Dentistry team wants to help you get through one specific (and quite common) emergency visit in particular, and that emergency is suddenly finding yourself with a broken dental crown, even when we are trying to protect ourselves against the Covid-19 virus with coronavirus dental care.

What To Do if a Crown Breaks

If you have a broken dental crown in Palmdale, California, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not generally a huge deal, although of course, it can be, if you break your tooth along with the crown. Broken teeth are vulnerable teeth, so, please be careful if you’re trying to fix the situation without actually making it worse. So if you have recently broken a crown in your mouth, we recommend that you take the following action to help and not accidentally hinder the situation.

1 – Call your dentist

First things first. Once you determine that a crown has broken, you will want to start by calling our dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Dr. James Powell, assisted with our skilled dental team, is the only one who can completely fix both your tooth and broken crown, sometimes with a tooth extraction. You will be given a time to come in and be asked to bring your crown piece with you when you come in. We will try to get you into the office as soon as possible so you don’t have to worry about your damaged tooth causing you problems. Also, you’ll want to do your best to avoid bad habits that can lead to additional tooth problems!

2 – Put the crown back in place

So while you are waiting for your scheduled appointment time, you can actually use over-the-counter dental cement or even sugar-free gum to try and put the crown back over the tooth for the time being, until you can be seen by our dentist. All you need to do is fill the center of the crown with gum or cement and then stick the crown back into place. Should you discover that the crown won’t stay in place properly, you’ll want to make sure that you keep it stored in a safe location so you don’t end up losing or inadvertently breaking the crown.

3 – Take over-the-counter pain medications

Until you can be seen by our dental team, it is possible that the broken crown may cause you to feel pain. If this happens, don’t be afraid to take over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, as needed, so you can function normally with minimal discomfort. You don’t need to be in a perpetual state of pain when relief is easily accessible! This should help you feel comfortable until you can get in to see our exceptional dentist and get the necessary dental work taken care of.

Don’t Delay, Call Today!

If you have any questions about what to do if you lose a crown, or if you have some other dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as possible at 661.349.7725. Know that there is relief available to you, even during this time of COVID-19, and knowing what to do can help you stay calm, cool and collected so you can handle your daily business, normally, until you can be seen by Dr. Powell.

If you have any questions for our experienced dental team or if you’re still not quite sure what to do with your broken dental crown, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team! We are always ready to help you get the answers you need in a timely manner. We encourage you to schedule an online reservation with our dentist, Dr. James D. Powell, as soon as possible to restore your oral health right away. Life is too busy not to get the dental relief your smile both needs and deserves!

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