Dr. Glen Lockwood used a very strong dental-grade adhesive when he secured your dental crown in place at his Kenai, Alaska, clinic. While this is meant to bond the crown to the abutment for many long years ahead, there are nonetheless some abnormal circumstances that can compromise the connection. This often comes in the form of bacterial complications from untreated periodontal disease or some form of oral trauma.
When this occurs, you might feel pain or discomfort when biting down on the tooth. This might even include a modest wiggle between the crown and the abutment. In a case like this, you need to see Dr. Glen Lockwood 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 the loose crown. Even a small amount of manipulation can cause significant damage to the abutment.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma or dental accident, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums. Otherwise, any other necessary cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Glen Lockwood’s professional tools and techniques.
So long as the dentin abutment is intact and healthy, Dr. Glen Lockwood might be able to cement the crown back into place. If the abutment was affected, 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 Kenai, Alaska, you shouldn’t delay in calling 907-283-4875 to have it examined and treated at Kenai Dental Clinic.