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Even though your dental crown is strong and reliable, there are things that could damage and break it, which is extremely inconvenient and troublesome. These things could be a blow to the face, the suction from chewing gum or eating something sticky, or even daily wear and tear. So, as you can see, a broken dental crown can be a common dental emergency, so there is no need to panic. To help you with your broken dental crown in Baxter, Minnesota, our dental team has some tips and information for you.

First, grab your phone, call Baxter Dental by dialing 218-829-4207, and schedule an appointment with either Dr. Scott Timmons or Dr. Justin Gangestad. The sooner you come in for an appointment the sooner your dentist can completely fix the problem. Please remember to bring the crown with you so they can put it back into place.

Second, put the crown back onto your tooth using a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. To do this, you should fill the center of the crown with the sticky product and then place it back over your chomper. Do not use super glue. If the crown doesn’t want to stay in place, it’s best to keep it safe until you come into our office so it won’t get broken or lost.

Third, eliminate and discomfort or pain. Sometimes a broken crown can cause pain, so please to take over-the-counter painkillers as needed. This should give you the comfort you need until you see your dentist.

If you do these three things, you’ll be on your way toward the top-notch dental crown and smile you deserve. For more tips and information on how to treat a broken dental crown, please remember that you can always call our office and talk to our dental team. We are more than happy to help you get through this inconvenient and troublesome mishap.