Any Damage to a Crown Needs the Professional Attention of a Dentist

A crown is commonly cast from very durable dental grade materials such as gold, porcelain-ceramic, or base metal alloys. While this makes them invulnerable to tooth decay, it is still possible for a dental trauma or bad habit to chip or fracture a crown.​

People who have a bad habit of chewing on stray objects or using their teeth for tools are at heightened risk for suffering crown damage. The same is true for people who grind their teeth at night on a regular basis without the comfort and protection of a quality dental guard.​

If one of your crowns is chipped or fractured, you need to call 205-473-0044 as soon as possible to have it examined at Pell City Dental Center PC’s Pell City, Alabama, clinic.​

While you await care with one of our dentists, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize undue complications.

You should never attempt to brush or clean the damaged crown. If the incident has exposed some of the abutment you might experience heightened sensitivity problems. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away using lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to our team of dental specialists.​

If the abutment was cracked or was otherwise damaged, it might cause serious complications. In a case like this, one of our dentists might need to perform a root canal to restore the damaged structure. Once this is done we can start the process of fitting you for a new crown.​

In a case where the abutment has suffered significant damage, we might recommend treatment with a root canal. Once this endodontic therapy is completed, it will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new crown in your mouth.​

If you live in the Pell City, Alabama, area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 205-473-0044 to have it examined and treated by one of Pell City Dental Center PC’s dentists.


How Can You Treat an Abscessed Tooth?

You probably understand that there are several dental issues that can be uncomfortable and painful. For instance, you may know that tooth decay or a chipped tooth can lead to toothaches and sensitivity. You may also be aware that a damaged root canal might be extremely painful. However, would you be surprised to hear that an abscess might also lead to discomfort if not addressed?

An abscess is basically a pocket of pus that may form if have a chip, crack, or a cavity in one of your pearly whites. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, bacteria will be able to spread to center of your tooth more easily, which could ultimately lead to an abscess. If this happens, our team could save the affected tooth with root canal therapy. We’ll also be able to drain the abscess. If you think you might have an abscess, we suggest getting in contact with us as quickly as you can because an untreated abscess might cause several problems.​

Fortunately, there are a number of several signs and symptoms you may be able to identify, such as red and swollen gums. You may also experience pain when you chew resulting in a toothache.You might also have a fever or a bad taste in your mouth. You may be able to avoid an abscess by brushing and flossing your pearly whites well, which will help you prevent cavities and tooth decay. We also suggest calling us if you damage one of your pearly whites.​

If you would like to hear more about coping with an abscess in Pell City, Alabama, please feel free to give Pell City Dental Center PC a call at 205-473-0044. Our dentist, Dr. Scott Barnett, and our dental team will gladly examine your teeth and gums and address any concerns you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!