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When Dr. Kevin Caldwell cemented your crown in place it was intended to restore the appearance and full function of the tooth for many years to come. Unfortunately, there are times when a blow to the face, a hard fall or complications caused by periodontal disease can affect the cement that secures your crown to the abutment.

If you have a crown that feels loose or wiggles on the abutment, or you experience pain when chewing, you should call Dr. Kevin Caldwell to have it examined as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to have serious complications.

If your crown is loose and you can’t immediately reach Dr. Kevin Caldwell there are a few basic things to keep in mind to help minimize complications.

It’s very important that you don’t wiggle, or even try to clean the loose crown. Every little bit of movement has the potential to cause damage to the abutment.

If a fall or blow to the face has blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water.

As long as the abutment inside the crown is undamaged, the chances are good that Dr. Kevin Caldwell can either reseat the crown or start the process of replacing it. If the abutment is damaged in someway, then he might need to perform a root canal.

If you have a loose crown, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Kevin Caldwell’s clinic in Webb City, Missouri at 417.673.1988 to seek immediate treatment.