A crown is intended to be every bit as durable as one of your natural teeth. That being said, there are still times when an accident or blow to the face can carry enough force to chip, fracture or otherwise damage one of your crowns. Any damage to a crown is a serious cause for concern, and you should not delay in contacting Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall’s offices in McCall, Idaho at 208.634.5255.

If for some reason you can’t immediately reach us, there are a few basic first aid tips to keep in mind to help you minimize complications.

You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment your tooth might feel very sensitive. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning or assessment should be left to Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall’s highly trained dental team.

If your abutment cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. To fix a problem like this we might need to perform a root canal. This will serve to restore enough structure to cement a new crown in place. In extreme situations the abutment itself might need to be extracted.

If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged crown, you should not delay in contacting Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall’s offices in McCall, Idaho at 208.634.5255 to schedule an immediate appointment.

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