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Dental crowns are secured onto their anchor abutment with a strong dental cement. However, there are times when an accidental blow to the face or poor oral hygiene habits can weaken this connection. When this happens your dental crown could fall out.

In a situation like this, you need to call 702-564-2526 as soon as possible to seek professional care at Dr. Nathan Schwartz’s dental office in Henderson, Nevada.

While you await your appointment, there are a couple of things you can do to reduce your chances of experiencing undue complications.

You should not attempt to clean brush or floss the dental crown or the exposed abutment. This could potentially cause damage to a critical structure. If a dental trauma has left blood or unwanted material in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Nathan Schwartz’s experienced hands.

If poor oral hygiene complications have caused the dental cement to fail you should see the abutment sticking out of your gums. It will usually look like a small nub of gray dentin. The dental crown itself should also be completely hollow.

If the abutment is still intact, Dr. Nathan Schwartz might be able to clean the dental crown and cement it back onto the abutment. If the abutment has been compromised Dr. Nathan Schwartz might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental crown in place.

If you are in the Henderson, Nevada, area and you have a problem with one of your crowns, you should not delay in calling 702-564-2526 to seek professional care at Henderson Family Dental.