You may be eating or biting on something hard when you discover your filling or a crown has become loose or fallen out. You may feel the filling or crown in your mouth. This is rarely an emergency, but it can be painful because the tooth tissue is often sensitive to pressure, air, or hot and cold temperatures. In some cases, a filling or crown may come loose because decay has developed underneath it. The decay can cause the tooth to change shape and as a result, the crown or filling no longer fits properly.
If the tooth is sensitive and you can’t get to your dentist right away, here is what you can do:
You should never use any household glues to hold the crown on the tooth. These products are not safe to put in your mouth and can damage your tooth and crown.
Call Urgent Dental Care at 314-423-0000 for an appointment.