If you have recently broken your dental crown, there is no need to panic. Even though a dental crown in Anchorage, Alaska, is strong and reliable, it can still break after an oral injury or even after chewing something hard or sticky. So, to help you improve the situation so you can go back to your normal life, our Alaska Dental Associates team recommends doing the following things:
Call your dentist
The first and most important thing you need to do is call our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Explain the situation to our team and we will be sure to get you in as soon as possible. Please remember to bring your dental crown into the office with you when you come in for your appointment.
Put the crown back in place
Try sticking the crown in place by using over-the-counter dental cement or sugar-free gum. Simply fill the center of the crown with the cement or gum and put the crown back over your tooth. Whatever you do, do not use superglue. If the crown refuses to stay on the tooth, keep it in a safe place where it won’t get lost or broken.
Take over-the-counter pain medications
Sometimes having a broken crown can be painful. If this is the case for you, try relieving the pain with over-the-counter pain medication. The medication should give you the comfort you need until you make it back to our office.
It’s very important to take care of your dental crown and smile after an injury or accident. If you would like additional tips that will help you have the best oral health possible, even if you’ve broken your crown, please call 907-562-2284 today and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Kyle M. Triggs, if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment. We look forward to your phone call!