Panicking about your broken or lost dental crown?

If you need an emergency dentist in Calgary, we’re here to help, 365 days a year.

Have you bitten down on something and heard a crunch that wasn’t food?

Or had that sinking feeling as your dental crown fell out into your hand?

Even if you’re not in excruciating pain, it’s understandable to panic about what could happen if you can’t see your regular dentist quickly.

Will you get an infection if you don't get it fixed right away? Will you be in more pain and end up needing advanced dental work?

The longer your tooth goes without being checked, the higher the chances are that you’ll develop decay and need advanced treatment.

Let’s get it sorted out.

Self-assessment for a broken crown

Is it sensitive when you breathe?
Are there any sharp edges that could dig into your tongue?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you should have it looked at right away.
Note:

Try not to eat on that side of your mouth to avoid damaging the unprotected tooth. And try to keep the tooth as clean as possible with gentle brushing and flossing.

Our advice for a loose or lost crown

If your crown is loose or has fallen out, you need to see a dentist. Besides the uncomfortable sensitivity, there's an increased risk that you could break your natural tooth. We’re available to help and we offer extended hours, 365 days a year, so there’s little reason to delay.
Before you come to our clinic, you can place the crown back on your tooth with a blob of toothpaste or some dental cement (available at some pharmacies). Do not use superglue! If this becomes too uncomfortable, don’t tamper with it and instead hang on to the crown for when you visit our clinic.
Try not to eat on that side of your mouth until you’ve received treatment, to avoid cracking or damaging the tooth.
Keep the tooth as clean as possible.
If you don’t have the crown, we advise that you contact us as soon as you can. Your natural tooth will be vulnerable and at a higher risk of further damage like infection and decay, which could lead to root canal treatment or an extraction.
If you’re in pain, you should have yourself looked at right away. We understand how much it hurts!

All of the advice above applies to temporary crowns as well as permanent. It’s important to see a dentist because an unprotected tooth can become damaged if you prolong treatment, and it can affect the fit of the permanent dental crown.

See why you can rely on us

Call 587-351-2243587-351-2243 now!