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Managing a Broken Dental Crown
Posted on 8/24/2020 by Dr. Brendan Johnson
|There are very few things in life as frustrating as dealing with dental problems. Between the anxiety and pain, there aren't a lot of things that can match it. Some of the worst issues are when accessories or dental placements fail or break. This is especially true in the case of dental crowns. Crowns are placed on teeth to help offer support and structure, as well as to hide gaps or other small cosmetic issues.
Oftentimes, they are put on teeth, which are weaker and stand a greater chance of cracking or breaking, particularly after a root canal or other dental surgery. Dealing with a broken crown can be excruciating. Following our advice in this post can help you to avoid the worst case if this ever happens to you.
First Thing is to Schedule an Appointment
This is a problem that must be seen and addressed by a dentist. There are no home remedies for this kind of oral health issue. The best thing that you can do following a break is to call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse it's going to get. That is not only true regarding the pain, but also the difficulty in repairing it, should you neglect it for too long.
Management Techniques While Waiting on a Repair
There are a few simple tricks to employ while you are waiting to get to the dentist (especially if it's going to be a few days). These include using cold to ease the pain, taking pain medication, and sticking to a very soft diet until the dentist has had the chance to evaluate you and suggest a course of treatment.
A broken crown is something that should never be lived with for long. Get in touch with our offices today to find out how we can help.