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The health and integrity of your teeth play a significant role in your overall quality of life. If a tooth is compromised by a large cavity, dental fracture, or severe dental attrition, it might need to be restored by a dental crown.

This treatment method is designed to fully replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material. It will eventually be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

As the years go by periodontal health problems, poor oral hygiene, and oral trauma can sometimes affect the dental adhesive’s bond with the internal abutment that anchors it in your mouth.

As this starts to occur you might notice increased sensitivity or a loose feeling in the restored. If you’re experiencing any signs of distress with one of your dental crowns like you need to seek professional dental care from a dentist like Dr. Milla Openko.

While you are waiting for your appointment you should not wiggle, or play with the loose dental crown, it could put the anchoring abutment at increased risk. Even small amount of manipulation can cause significant damage. This could require Dr. Milla Openko to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental crown.

If some form of oral trauma has left you with blood or other unwanted material in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other necessary cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Milla Openko and his associates.

After assessing the situation Dr. Milla Openko will present you with the most applicable treatment options. This might include removing and cementing the dental crown back in place, replacing it with a new dental crown, or performing a root canal.

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area and you have a loose dental crown, you should not delay in calling 412.885.5590 to seek timely treatment from Dr. Milla Openko.