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csziggy

(34,141 posts)
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:05 PM Apr 2014

One of my crowns fell off while I was eating dinner!

It's weird - it doesn't hurt at all. The only reason I knew it came off was that I bit down on it.

Of course, it wouldn't happen on a weekday so I can get into the dentist fast. The most annoying part is what's left of the tooth is really, really ragged.

Dang.

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One of my crowns fell off while I was eating dinner! (Original Post) csziggy Apr 2014 OP
Buy some temporary dental filling rocktivity Apr 2014 #1
I was just looking for that stuff csziggy Apr 2014 #3
CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid sells rocktivity Apr 2014 #5
This stuff is great^^ Callmecrazy Apr 2014 #18
My dear csziggy... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #2
My dentist does have an emergency service csziggy Apr 2014 #4
I'm glad you have options! And even gladder that it doesn't hurt. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #6
No kidding - if it hurt, I'd have already called the dentist's office csziggy Apr 2014 #7
Not a big deal, just don't swallow it. The instructions for retriving it Hoyt Apr 2014 #8
Yep - I was really happy I bit it and didn't swallow! csziggy Apr 2014 #9
Check that bone density! MrMickeysMom Apr 2014 #10
My last bone density scan was fine csziggy Apr 2014 #11
That happened to me several weeks ago. mnhtnbb Apr 2014 #12
Yes, the crown is in a little bag in my wallet csziggy Apr 2014 #14
Same thing happened.. doxydad Apr 2014 #13
Now that's annoying! Good thing you could get it fixed. csziggy Apr 2014 #15
Oh, that is so sad. What a shame. mnhtnbb Apr 2014 #16
She did manage to go to the 50th reunion of her high school class csziggy Apr 2014 #17
You are indeed the king Generic Brad Apr 2014 #19
And they are gold crowns! csziggy Apr 2014 #20

rocktivity

(44,590 posts)
1. Buy some temporary dental filling
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:14 PM
Apr 2014

Last edited Sat Jul 25, 2015, 01:40 PM - Edit history (1)

That will protect the nerve, at least, until you get to the dentist.


rocktivity

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
3. I was just looking for that stuff
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:17 PM
Apr 2014

I didn't find it at the first place I looked online. Got any recommendations for where to get it?

Problem is unless we make a special trip into town, I wouldn't get the stuff until my husband gets home after his game very late Saturday night. I'll see how annoying it is - we may run into town tomorrow if it bothers me tonight.

Thanks!

Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)
18. This stuff is great^^
Sun Apr 20, 2014, 08:53 AM
Apr 2014

I has a big hole in one tooth and that stuff protects it until I get to a dentist and have it filled. It lasts a looong time and you can chew with it.

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,969 posts)
2. My dear csziggy...
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:14 PM
Apr 2014

I would call him. Maybe he can see you tomorrow...

It's worth a try.

Or maybe he would tell you about someone who could help.

Good luck!

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
4. My dentist does have an emergency service
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:20 PM
Apr 2014

Since I don't intend to go anywhere tonight, I may call in the morning. His office is one of the ones that does emergency treatment for other dentists in town!

I'm not too worried. It doesn't hurt at all, even when I flossed and brushed my teeth after dinner. It's just annoying to have that ragged thing there and of course I keep poking at it with my tongue.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
7. No kidding - if it hurt, I'd have already called the dentist's office
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:36 PM
Apr 2014

And be biting down on a clove! They are very effective oral pain relievers in a pinch.

I may call into the the dentist's telephone service tomorrow and ask for the office to call me back Monday morning as soon as they can set up an appointment.

Here is what's cool - according to the website, they have one day permanent crown repair! That is, if there is enough of the blasted tooth to put another crown on. It doesn't feel like there is much of it left at all.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
8. Not a big deal, just don't swallow it. The instructions for retriving it
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:49 AM
Apr 2014

ain't fun. The temporary cement does work for several days, usually.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
9. Yep - I was really happy I bit it and didn't swallow!
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:22 AM
Apr 2014

I may go in and pick up some of the temporary cement tomorrow. According to the directions on the brands I found online it only lasts a couple of days. That would get me to Monday. But I don't want to have it come loose and take a chance on swallowing it so as long as the tooth doesn't hurt, I may not worry about it.

My dentist is really good at fitting in clients for emergencies. The first day I had an appointment with him, it turned out I needed a root canal. I set up an appointment a few days later. As I walked back in the house that day, his office called. They'd had a cancellation and time to do the root canal right then. So I drove back into town, got my root canal, and was done!

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
10. Check that bone density!
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:29 AM
Apr 2014

I'm not sure if you're loosing it, but menopause and smoking can cause you to loose that jaw bone and oops - there go the teeth. Just an FYI.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
11. My last bone density scan was fine
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:37 AM
Apr 2014

The crown is probably 15-20 years old. I've been having to replace a lot of my old fillings and I suspect this is the same cause - aged dental cement and my crappy teeth disintegrating with time. There is some cement inside the crown that seems crumbly

With any luck and the new dental products, the new crown will probably last me the rest of my life!

Now my husband on the other hand, was losing jaw bone so bad they did bone implants. But with better dental care and constant checking, his teeth are doing much better. He's got really bad gums, but good teeth. I've got soft teeth and great gums.

mnhtnbb

(31,468 posts)
12. That happened to me several weeks ago.
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 05:41 AM
Apr 2014

Bagged the crown, took it to the dentist and he cemented it right back on!



I guess when they've been on there long enough, they're at risk of coming off!

Hope you can easily get yours fixed.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
14. Yes, the crown is in a little bag in my wallet
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:57 PM
Apr 2014

I hope that's all he has to do, stick it back on. Far too often when I've lots bits off my teeth, there has been further decay and they've had to re-do stuff.

doxydad

(1,363 posts)
13. Same thing happened..
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 05:48 AM
Apr 2014

I was in an airport on Superbowl Sunday, when a temporary crown popped off...and was heading out on a 10 day trip! My eternal thanks to a local dentist who actually would see me and fix it before the plane left! WHEW!

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
15. Now that's annoying! Good thing you could get it fixed.
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:00 PM
Apr 2014

My Mom was headed to a class reunion (I think it may have been her 40th or 50th) when she stopped here on her way. She took one bite of something and her fixed bridge that replaced all her top front teeth broke! I called my old dentist and he could/would not see her.

Rather than go to her reunion, Mom turned around and went home. I felt so bad for her - she'd been looking forward to that reunion for months.

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
17. She did manage to go to the 50th reunion of her high school class
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:18 PM
Apr 2014

But some of the graduates had passed away by then. Since Mom was valedictorian, she was missed at the 40th one. She had not been able to go to previous reunions due to money concerns and taking care of her kids.

It is sort of a tribute to dentists that her bridge had lasted that long, though. She had those front teeth pulled when she was a Navy Nurse - they were very protruding and braces were not available in the Depression. In the Navy, one of the dentists offered to pull those teeth and make her a bridge. It made a huge difference in her appearance. She never smiled in photos as a kid and young woman until after she got her bridge. When she smiled, she was a beautiful young woman.

Her bridge lasted from circa 1943 until 1979. The replacement is still strong!

I really love good dentists. They can make such a difference in peoples' lives!

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
20. And they are gold crowns!
Sun Apr 20, 2014, 12:41 PM
Apr 2014

The one that fell off was put in by my old, now retired dentist. He was a traditionalist and didn't trust some of the new compounds used for crowns and fillings - "new" as of twenty to thirty years ago. The gold one above that was put in my my new dentist since he said the materials facing each other should be the same stuff.

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