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Dental crowns are often used to treat a tooth by replacing the tooth enamel layer with an alternate material. Dr. James Johnson uses a very strong dental adhesive to bond the dental work to the abutment that anchors it in your mouth.

As time goes by complications from poor oral hygiene can start to compromise the bond between the dental crown and the anchoring abutment. A similar problem could also be the result of an accidental blow to the face that directly impacts the dental crown.

Sometimes a distressed dental crown will give you overt signs of discomfort when chewing food. However, there are other times when crown shows no overt signs of a problem. You might be chewing gum or eating a meal and suddenly it comes loose.

In a situation like this, you should seek timely treatment from a professional dentist like Dr. James Johnson. If you procrastinate care, you could be at increased risk of suffering serious complications to the dental crown or internal abutment.

While you are waiting for your appointment at James A. Johnson, DDS, you shouldn’t try to brush or floss any of the exposed abutment or the dental crown. This could cause significant harm. If you have unwanted debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Dr. James Johnson and his highly trained staff will perform any necessary cleaning treatments.

If it is simply a matter of the dental adhesive failing, you will likely see the abutment protruding from your gums. In a case like this Dr. James Johnson might be able to clean the crown and cement into place.

If the abutment has been traumatized or harmed in some way, Dr. James Johnson might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to cement a new dental crown in your mouth.

If you are in the Houston, Texas, area and you are having a problem with a dental crown, you should not delay in calling 713.988.0536 to seek professional care at James A. Johnson, DDS.