No one ever expects to experience a dental issue that requires immediate care, but it’s quite common. Although there’s never a good time to experience an oral health emergency, if it occurs during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can make the situation more stressful. Our office is open and rescheduling patients who have had to delay the care they need. We are also able to treat dental emergencies, like a broken crown. Our office has implemented new protocols to keep you safe while we fix your dental crown, so there’s no reason to worry.
Is My Dental Crown Failing?
Dental crowns are durable and can last for several years with the right care. Unfortunately, it will need to be replaced eventually. Besides falling off or having visual damage, there are signs your restoration is failing, and you need to see a dentist, such as:
- Pain or discomfort of the crowned tooth.
- Inflammation in the mouth near the crown.
- Feeling like the crown is loose.
Can I Wait to See a Dentist?
If you’re like many people, you’ve been avoiding going out in public to combat the spread of COVID-19. As businesses reopen, like our dental office, it’s normal to be concerned about your safety. As a result, you might wait to have your crown fixed; however, waiting too long to see your dentist can cause you to lose your tooth.
Whether the crown has fractured, come loose, or fallen off, your tooth is at risk of additional damage. The barrier of protection has been compromised, allowing harmful plaque to attack it. Not to mention, the structure of your tooth is weakened without the protection of the crown, increasing the likeliness of a break.
The longer you wait to see your dentist, the more likely a larger problem will occur. Instead, it’s best to see a dentist right away. If you’re concerned about coronavirus, dental offices are some of the cleanest places you can go. For extra precaution, our office has implemented the latest COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure your wellness.
What Should I Do If My Crown Needs to be Fixed?
If you’re having signs of a failing crown, you need to see your dentist soon. Although you won’t need an emergency visit, it’s essential you have an appointment within the next few days. If your crown falls off completely or you’re in pain, you need to contact our office right away. While you wait for your visit, keep your tooth clean and use over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort.
Don’t Wait to Fix Your Crown
Our office uses same-day technology to replace your crown in a single visit. This saves time and money while also reducing your exposure to COVID-19.
About Dr. Brian C. Oyler
For over 2 decades, Dr. Oyler has provided exceptional services using the latest technologies, like E4D dentistry. He strives to provide a clean environment helping his patients achieve superior dental health. If you need to have a crown replaced, don’t wait to contact our office for an appointment.