Losing a filling or dental cap can be unexpected and scary for some. There are plenty of reasons as to why a dental cap may come loose or fall out. Over time it could be that your saliva breaks down the bonding of your crown to your tooth, or that that tooth decay present in the foundation of a tooth begins to rot away. This could also lead to a dental cap to lose its support and lead to it falling out.
This situation may seem alarming, and if you’re looking to have emergency dental care done in Connecticut, you should look no further than the offices of the Esthetic Dental Group of Westport for all of your dental emergency needs. We understand that sometimes these things will happen, and we don’t want our patients to be alarmed when it does occur. We have gone ahead and given steps as to what to do if the situation were to arise until you are able to see one of our dental surgeons.
Remove The Crown And Keep It If You’re Able To: If you find that you’ve lost your dental cap or crown try to remove it from your mouth. If you have swallowed it, there is no need to panic, it will usually pass through your system without any problem. If you’re able to keep it hold onto it and your dentist will be able to determine whether or not your dental cap can be cleaned and reused, or if it needs to be replaced.
Schedule An Appointment With Your Dentist: After you’ve removed a broken and damaged crown, it is essential that you book an appointment with a dentist so that you can come in as soon as possible to get your dental tooth replaced or cleaned and put back into your mouth.
Use Temporary Filling Material To Replace Or Protect Your Tooth: If you aren’t able to see a dentist right away, your main priority should be protecting your tooth. If your dental cap is still intact you might be able to put a crown on a tooth for a temporary solution. Make sure your crown is clean and coat it with dental cement that you can purchase from the drug store, place it over the tooth to protect it from any bacteria that could enter your mouth.
Keep The Area Clean: You should always be practicing good oral hygiene, however, you should be extra vigilant after a dental cap has fallen out. Make sure to be gently brushing around and inside the impacted area of your tooth to remove food and debris, and as an extra caution rinse your mouth with warm water.
Dental caps for your teeth are the best way to protect your teeth that have been cracked or are suffering from decay. Dental caps and crowns will work and function like your normal teeth so it is vital that you take care of them as you would your normal teeth. It is why whenever you are in need of emergency dental services in Connecticut you should book an appointment with the Esthetic Dental Group of Westport.