A Loose Crown Needs Professional Attention

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The dental crown restoration performed at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw used a strong dental adhesive to anchor the cap in your mouth. While this is meant to hold the crown in place for the many years ahead, there are things that can weaken the connection. Sometimes a blow to the face or complications from untreated gum disease can affect the dental adhesive, causing the crown to feel loose on its anchoring abutment.

For a tooth in this condition, you should not delay in seeking professional attention at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw. The longer you procrastinate seeking treatment, the more likely you are to suffer damage to the abutment or experience other complications.

While you await your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering additional problems.

You need to resist the temptation to wiggle or even clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If an oral trauma has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum’s professional tools and training.  

If the anchoring abutment inside the crown is unaffected, the chances are good that Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum might be able to reseat the crown. If not, they can start the process of fitting you for a new crown. If the abutment has been damaged, they might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment’s structure.

If you live in Kennesaw, Georgia, and you have a problem with a crown, you should call 770-429-0955 to seek professional care at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw.