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Dental crowns are designed and installed with the intention of fully restoring the function and appearance of the tooth for many years. Yet, there are situations when something like a hard fall or blow to the face can impart enough force to cause damage to your crown. If your crown is chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged, you need to contact Heart Of The City Dental as soon as possible and have it examined.

If for some reason you can’t immediately reach us, there are a few basic first-aid tips to remember that will help you manage the situation.

You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment, your tooth might feel very sensitive. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to the highly trained dental professionals at Heart Of The City Dental.

If your abutment is chipped, cracked or damaged, it could cause pain and could lead to other serious complications. In a case like this, your dentists, Drs. Tanya Peterson & Heidi Smith, might need to perform a root canal to restore enough tooth structure to cement a completely new crown in place. In extreme situations, the abutment itself might need to be extracted.

If you have a damaged or missing dental crown in Burnsville, Minnesota, you should call Heart Of The City Dental at 952.890.2791 to schedule an emergency appointment.