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Even though when you received your dental crown it was firmly cemented in place, it could potentially come loose due to gum disease, a hard fall, or a blow to the face. If your dental crown feels loose, we encourage you to have it treated as soon as possible to minimize any damage.

Early symptoms of weakened dental cement can range from a loose feeling around the crown to minor pain when you bite down. Regardless of the causes of a loose crown, you should seek urgent attention from Dr. Abbas Nejad .

If you can’t see a dentist immediately, there are a few steps you can take to help minimize complications and prevent further damage.

Resist the urge to play with or wiggle the loose crown, as even minor movement can lead to major damage to the underlying abutment.

If a physical blow has left debris or blood in your mouth, gently rinse with lukewarm saltwater to flush it out and soothe the gums and other injured tissues. However, all other attempts at cleaning should be performed by our dentist, who has the proper experience.

If the abutment is still in good shape, the dentist may be able to just re-cement your dental crown. However, if abutment has received damage, we may need to perform a root canal to sufficiently restore the tooth structure enough to place a new dental crown.

If you have a loose dental crown, we urge you to not delay dental treatment. Call Abbas Nejad DDS at 602-237-7878 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abbas Nejad and restore your smile in Laveen, Arizona.