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Dr. David A. Browne routinely uses a strong dental adhesive to secure a dental crown onto the abutment anchoring it to your mouth. While this creates a very strong bond, there are times when bacterial complications from gum disease or an oral trauma can break this connection.

When this happens, you might feel pain or discomfort when biting down on the tooth. This might even include a modest wiggle between the crown and abutment. In a case like this, you need to see Dr. David A. Browne as soon as possible to prevent serious complications. While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

It’s important that you resist the temptation to wiggle or play with a loose crown. Even a minute amount of movement can cause significant damage to the abutment.

If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums. Beyond this, any other cleaning attempts should be left to the dental specialists.

If the abutment is sound and healthy, your dentist might be able to cement the crown back into place. If the abutment inside was damaged, then he might have to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to hold a new crown.

If you have a loose dental crown in McHenry, Illinois, you shouldn’t delay in calling 815-344-6811 to have it examined and treated at our office.