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Dental emergencies are usually painful and frightening. Injuries to the mouth includes teeth that are knocked out (avulsed), forced out of position and loosened (extruded) or fractured. In other cases, fillings, crowns and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely. In addition, lips, gums or cheeks are often cut. Oral injuries are often painful and should be treated by our dentist as soon as possible.
Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival. The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.
What should I do when a tooth is pushed out of position?
What should I do when a tooth is fractured?
What should I do if I lost a filling or crown?
Usually, a crown or filling comes loose while eating. Once it is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may be incredibly sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. Crowns generally become loose because the tooth beneath is decaying. The decay causes teeth to change shape which results in the crown no longer fitting the tooth.
If a crown has dropped out of the mouth, make a dental appointment at our Fairfax VA office as soon as possible. Keep the crown in a cool, safe place because there is a possibility that our Cosmetic and Implant Dentist, Dr. Hang Le can reinsert it. If the crown is out of the mouth for a long period of time, the teeth may shift or sustain further damage.
If you can’t get to us immediately, here are the steps to take:
Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Hang Le will also check the crown to make sure it still fits. If it does, it will be reattached to the tooth. Where decay is noted, this will be treated and a new crown will be made.