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When Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS cements a crown in place it is intended to hold fast for a long time to come. Unfortunately, it is still possible for complications resulting from a blow to the face or chronic gum disease, to compromise the cement.

If you notice that a crown feels loose or has an abnormal amount of wiggle, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS to seek timely treatment. Left unchecked a loose crown could lead to very serious complications.

While you’re waiting to see Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS, you will need to resist the temptation to wiggle, or play with the crown. Even a small amount of manipulation can cause significant damage to the abutment inside.

If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums. Any other cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS’s experienced hands.

As long as the abutment is healthy and structurally sound Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS might be able to cement your crown back in place. However, if any part of the abutment has been damaged, you might need a root canal to restore enough structure to mount a new crown.

If you have a loose crown, you should not delay in calling Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS’s Haymarket, Virginia clinic at 571-261-2600 to seek timely treatment.