The health of your gums plays a very important role in the overall function of your mouth and your quality of life. When periodontal disease develops, your gums can slowly start to recede from the base of your teeth. As this starts to happen, a serious infection can form deep in your gums near the roots of your teeth.
This can allow bacterial direct access to the seam where a dental crown meets the anchoring abutment. Over time, this could cause the dental work to feel loose. In a situation like this, you might also feel increasing pain or discomfort when biting down on the tooth. You need to see Dr. Louis Migliazzo as soon as possible to have the dental crown examined and repaired.
In the interim, you need to resist the temptation to wiggle or play with the loose dental crown. Even a small amount of manipulation can cause significant damage to the abutment. This could require Dr. Louis Migliazzo to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental crown.
If the internal abutment is still sound, Dr. Louis Migliazzo might be able to clean the crown and cement it back in place. If the abutment was damaged in any way, he might have to perform a root canal. If you live in the Tucson, Arizona area and you have a loose crown, you should not delay in calling 520-323-7550 to seek timely treatment at Louis Migliazzo, DDS.