After a root canal, a crown is typically placed over the tooth to protect it. They give the tooth stability and support. Crowns restore the natural look and feel of a smile while also safeguarding the tooth from damage and illness.
Crowns cover the entire tooth, while veneers only cover the front. The dentist may apply a temporary crown to protect the tooth for the next two weeks while the permanent one is being made. A permanent crown can then be fabricated and placed once the tooth fully erupts.
There is no reason for alarm if your crown fell out. Root canal therapy typically does not require redoing. However, this issue needs to be resolved immediately. When a crown comes loose, you need to act quickly.
What to Do If Your Crown Comes Loose?
There are few options when a crown comes loose. This simple checklist can help anyone care for a tooth if the height has become dislodged or lost.
- Talk to Your Dentist Immediately
When a crown comes loose, the first step is to contact a dentist. If your tooth hurts or you notice a missing crown, visit your dentist immediately. When making an appointment, inquire about any additional instructions for caring for the tooth in the interim before the crown may be replaced or reattached.
If an endodontist did the root canal procedure, contact them,
Ask your dentist about removing the crown if it has become loose or displaced but has yet to fall out. If advised by the dentist to do so, do so remove the crown very gently. If discomfort persists, you should consult a dentist. A dentist may suggest using tooth cement from the shop to bond the crown in place temporarily. Unless your dentist tells you to, you should not.
- Put the Crown Away
Use warm water to wash the crown. This will aid in preserving cleanliness. The next step is to keep the height in a secure location. The dentist must examine the crown. It is possible that it can be reattached, preventing the need for a new crown and its associated expense. Your dentist may suggest a temporary reattachment with dental cement.
- Start Brushing Gently
Avoid anything sticky, complicated, or needs a lot of chewing. It is also advised to avoid chewing on the side of the afflicted tooth. Keep up with your regular, mild oral hygiene routine.
- You Should See a Dentist
It is important to consult a dentist. They will asses the issue and provide an effective treatment method.