What Should Be Avoided when a Crown Falls Out?

Are there certain foods and drinks that should be avoided when a crown falls out? Are liquid drinks recommended until an appointment to fix it is available?

Doctor Answers 3

When Your Crown Falls Off

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UNTIL YOU GET TO A DENTIST just use common sense and avoid anything that might further damage the tooth. Remember the tooth under the crown does not have the protection and strength that is has when it is covered. Also be aware that more often than not, when a crown comes off it is due to recurrent decay or some other breakdown. It is imperative to get to your dentist ASAP. It is possible to put something like this off so long you'll face more serious and expensive consequences. Maybe even loss of the tooth.

Dubuque Dentist

What to avoid when a crown comes out.

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Keep the area clean with normal brusing and flossing. Avoid cold or hot items if sensative and hard nuts or candy.

Mitchell A. Josephs, DDS
Palm Beach Dentist

What to do when crown falls off

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If a crown falls off, call the dental office and make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible.  A tooth without a crown is prone to fracture and decay if left exposed.  Be sure to keep the area clean by brushing and flossing regularly.  Also, have soft foods and chew on the other side. Best, Dr. Elizabeth Jahanian

Elizabeth Jahanian, DDS
Los Angeles Dentist

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