Three Good Reasons to Come to Our Office Immediately After a Crown Falls Off:
- The inner part of your tooth is now exposed and can be extremely sensitive
- Food and bacteria can enter the inner parts of your tooth and potentially lead to tooth infection or decay
- Without the crown on your tooth it is weak and vulnerable to chipping or cracking
Many people accidentally swallow a crown when it falls off. The treatment for when your crown fell off will vary depending on whether or not you still have the crown and the condition of the crown.
If you didn’t swallow the crown and have the lost crown (Yay!) you can bring it into the office with you and the doctor can usually quickly cement it onto your tooth again.