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Dr. Laurin Cardwell routinely cements dental crowns in place with a powerful dental adhesive. While this is meant to hold the crown firmly onto the abutment within, there are some things that can loosen the connection that is holding the crown in place. This could be as traumatic as a blow to the face or complications resulting from chronic periodontal disease.

If one of your crowns feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or if you experience pain when chewing, you should call Cardwell Family Dentistry to have it examined as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to have serious complications.

If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach your dentist, there are a few basic things to keep in mind to help minimize complications.

It’s very important that you don’t wiggle or try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If a fall or blow to the face caused blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Laurin Cardwell and the staff at our clinic.

So long as the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Dr. Laurin Cardwell can either reseat the crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in some way, she might need to perform a root canal.

If you have a loose dental crown in Sylva, North Carolina, you should not delay in calling 828-631-3567 to schedule an appointment at our clinic.