Dental emergencies are always scary and nerve wracking; however, everything will be OK and it’s important to stay calm. Today, our Exceptional Dentistry team wants to help you get through a specific emergency, and that emergency is a broken dental crown.
A broken dental crown in Palmdale, California, is not generally a huge deal, but it can be if you break your tooth along with the crown. So, please be careful as you’re trying to improve the situation. If you’ve recently broken your crown, we recommend that you do the following things:
Call your dentist
The first thing you need to do is call your dentist and schedule an appointment. Your dentist is the only one who can completely repair your tooth and your crown. So, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible and bring your crown with you when you come into our office.
Put the crown back in place
Use over-the-counter dental cement or sugar-free gum to put the crown back over the tooth for now. Simply fill the center of the crown with the gum or cement and stick it back into place. If the crown won’t stay, make sure to keep it in a safe place so you don’t lose or break it.
Take over-the-counter pain medications
If the broken crown is causing you pain, please take over-the-counter pain medication as needed. This should help you feel comfortable until you come into our office.
If you have questions or if you’re still not quite sure what to do with your broken dental crown, please call 661.349.7725 now and our team will be happy to help you. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. James D. Powell, as soon as possible so you can restore your oral health immediately.