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Lost Cap

Can you ever be adequately prepared for an emergency? Do you ever find yourself wondering about what you should do during a dental emergency? If you ever wonder about what you can do during an emergency, we are happy to help. Here are a few steps you can do if you lose a dental crown.

Does your tooth hurt? If it does, please use a cotton swab to put clove oil on the tooth. You should be able to find clove oil at a drug store or with other spices in a grocery store. Also, over-the-counter pain medication could be useful.

The next thing you should do is clean and dry your cap and tooth. Also, try to slip the crown over your tooth. If you are able to place the crown over the tooth again, place a drop of dental cement or a denture adhesive to your crown and slide it back over your tooth. If you can’t access dental cement or a denture adhesive, a mixture of flour and water could work as well. Please, do not use super glue to cement your tooth.

Overall, perhaps the most important thing you can do is contact your dentist quickly. While you may not need to visit your dentist immediately, it is important to go soon. A dentist can give you specific advice and repair your crown.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you soon.