No one plans for a temporary crown to come off during dinner, but is this considered a dental emergency?
True dental emergencies can be considered when you have an unbearable toothache with lingering hot and cold sensitivity. This pain can come on spontaneously and wake you up in the middle of the night or prevent you from eating and drinking. Other emergencies include a knocked-out tooth due to injury from an accident, or a broken or cracked tooth causing you pain.
If you are experiencing a true dental emergency, please call our office, and we will make arrangements to get you out of pain. If your situation is not an emergency, please leave us a message, and we will get you scheduled during our regular business hours.
Did you knock your tooth out?! Please call us immediately! Carefully try to handle the tooth by the crown (not the root) and place it in a sealed container of either saline solution or milk.
Temporary crown broken or off? No problem! If you’re comfortable, you can wait, and we will get you in to remake or replace it for you. If you feel better getting it back in place, most drug stores sell temporary cement for you to use at home. Just remember to practice putting the crown on first, so you know it’s fitting properly, then follow the directions on the packaging.