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Even though your crown has been cemented firmly onto the abutment, there are still times when a hard fall, a blow to the face or pervasive nature of gum disease can cause it to come loose.

Early symptoms of compromised cement might include a minor pain when biting down, or even a slight wiggle in the crown. Regardless of the underlying cause, a loose crown always needs Dr. Rita D. Wright’s urgent attention.

If you can’t immediately reach Dr. Rita D. Wright and our team, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize complications. First, you will need to resist the temptation to wiggle, or play with a loose crown. Even a minute amount of movement can cause significant damage to the abutment.

If a blow to the face has left you with blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse your mouth clean using lukewarm salt water. This might also help soothe other injured tissues and gums. Beyond this, any other cleaning attempts should be left to Dr. Rita D. Wright’s experienced care.

If the abutment is structurally sound, Dr. Rita D. Wright might be able to cement your crown back in place. However, if any part of the abutment has been damaged, you might need a root canal to restore sufficient structure to mount a new crown.

If you have a loose crown, you should not delay in calling our Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge team in Woodbridge, Virginia to seek timely treatment. When it comes to your smile health, we will make sure you are in good hands!