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My temporary crown seems loose, please help!

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Posted by: lovemon  (11 years ago)
Hi there!

I have a temporary crown in one of my molars because of a large cavity. This morning, when I felt the bottom part with my tongue, the edge seemed detached. It was slightly sensitive when I had my coffee and now it's hurting a bit. Is it possible that it is becoming loose? I am concerned that it might fall off. I am afraid to eat or drink anything now. It also hurts when I touch it with my tongue. What can I do to keep it in place? Please help!

I appreciate your advices!
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Posted by: candidly  (11 years ago)
Hello lovemon!

It is common that temporary crown can come off. If your permanent crown is not available yet, your dentist can re-cement it or you can buy over the counter adhesive used for dentures. Avoid chewing on that side and make sure it is always clean to prevent bacteria from setting in.
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Posted by: heaven  (11 years ago)

Have it checked by your dentist. When a temporary crown comes off, the teeth could shift causing the permanent crown not to fit in correctly. If you can't see your dentist yet, buy a temporary cement from the pharmacies.
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Posted by: dynamics  (11 years ago)
Be very careful that is does not fall off. Buy over-the-counter adhesives used for dentures to hold it back in place while the permanent crown is not available yet. It is very important that it stays on as the other teeth could shift , then your new crown may not fit in.
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