My temp crown cracked and the back fell off but the front is still on. I am have very little pain if any at all. What should I do ? my next appointment is 7 days from now.
Temp Crown Cracked. My Next Appt is in a Week. What Should I Do?
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Doctor Answers 6
Don't panic when your temporary cracks
What to do with a broken temporary crown
You are much better off going back to the dentist to redo your temporary. Meanwhile do not chew anything on that side, and make sure you keep the area clean.
Temporary Crown Fractured
This does occur on occasion, and generally not a problem if you don't have senstivity or if the tooth has had a root canal treatment in the past. If you develop even slight sensitivity, you should have it repaired because once the nerve of the tooth becomes inflammed, even when the final crown goes on the tooth may remain sensitive for some time and possibly even need root canal treatment. Best to call your dentist and follow their advise.
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Temporary crown should be fixed if cracked
Sorry to hear that, but this can happen sometimes as temporaries are not that strong. I would suggest that you go back to your dentist and have him or her fix your temporary crown. Your tooth should not be left unprotected for seven days. Be careful while eating any hard food on that side to prevent more cracks.
Make an earlier appointment
Call the office right away. The temporary crown is there not only for aesthetic purposes but also to prevent the gum from growing over the tooth.
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