Staten Island Dental Care asks you to imagine the following scenario: you are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come off.
Now what? Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented. But it’s vital that you take the following steps:
Don’t Swallow It!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is crucial. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra troubles that aren’t pleasant.
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we will need that information. Which brings us to number 3:
Call Staten Island Dental Care
We will schedule you an appointment ASAP and guide you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can get to our office and have it permanently re-cemented.
Use a toothbrush to cautiously clean the crown and the unprotected partial tooth.
Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, steer clear of substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.
In situations like that, remember that Staten Island Dental Care provides emergency dentistry. We also offer a wide range of dental services and guidance on dental health. Schedule a checkup with us today.
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