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What to Do with a Lost Dental Crown
March 28th, 2015


Have you ever lost a dental crown? If you are faced with this dental emergency, the best solution is to see a dentist as soon as possible so that the damage can be repaired immediately. Replacing the lost crown can help you avoid pain and discomfort, and will also work on protecting the cavity that was left exposed when the crown was lost. The space left by the lost dental crown can cause your teeth to shift, so it is important to go to the dentist at the soonest possible time.

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Immediately after losing the crown and before you are able to go to your dentist, there are a few things you can do to deal with the pain and to avoid infection from setting in. If the crown is still intact, you may be able to put it back in place (temporarily) as long as the inside part is clean and free of dirt or debris. You can use dental adhesive or dental cement to temporarily hold the dental crown in place before going to the dentist. However, if you have lost the crown entirely, you can also use the dental cement to protect the exposed cavity, until you can see your dentist.

To deal with the pain and discomfort of a lost crown, you can use clove oil. Apply the oil to the area surrounding the exposed cavity using a cotton swab. Make sure that the cotton swab is completely clean to avoid the onset of infection in the cavity and in the painful area. As soon as you can, go to your dentist to get a permanent solution to the lost crown problem.

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