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Possibility of Dislodging Crown?



I recently had a permanent crown on a tooth, though covered with what was called temporary cement. I was instructed to floss that area horizontally (pulling across), rather than pulling up. However, when flossing the other night, I accidentally did pull up once slightly, though not very hard. Since then, I have felt some pain in that area. My question is how possible is it that I might have dislodged the crown, or caused another problem, by so doing; and in that case, what would usually be the best course of corrective action Thanks!


It is certainly possible that you dislodged the crown. You should see your dentist for an evaluation.

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Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University