Reach out to your dentist as soon as possible and then the rest would be taken care of by the dentist.
Steps to Follow
- Find the crown and keep it in a safe place. Then fix up an appointment with the dentist.
- Gently clean the fallen crown with a tooth brush and also if possible, the exposed part of the tooth.
- You can apply a little clove oil to get some relief from pain. Take a swab of cotton and apply clove oil on the sensitive area around the tooth, from where the crown has fallen.
- You can then put back the crown temporarily by using some over the counter dental cream that is easy to get at any drug store.
- Examine the crown properly and test it by fitting it in the right way on your teeth.
- Then, once the fitting seems to be right, you can apply the denture cream and put the fallen crown.
- When you fix the crown on your tooth, it should feel right when you bite. But, take precaution in not biting too hard. Otherwise, the crown can get damaged.
- There are a few types of tooth cement that should be mixed or some that can be used directly. If nothing is available, you can use denture adhesive or even petroleum jelly. These are all temporary solutions until you meet your dentist, who will give a permanent solution.
Always Take Note!
A dentist can permanently cement your crown properly and fix it on top of the tooth in the right manner. Before re-cementing the crown permanently, your dentist will clean the whole area and disinfect it, which is an essential step in the whole process.