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Dental crowns are commonly created from durable dental materials meant to have the strength to withstand the work of daily biting and chewing. However, there are times when an accident, blow to the face, or other form of dental trauma can damage a crown. In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. John Lee’s dental clinic in Fresno, California.

While you’re waiting to see Dr. John Lee, you should resist the temptation to brush, clean or manipulate the compromised dental crown. If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse it away using lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to Dr. John Lee and his specialists.

The treatment method Dr. John Lee recommends for your damaged crown will vary on the severity of the damage. If the abutment within was cracked or was otherwise damaged it might cause pain and serious complications.

In a case like this Dr. John Lee might need to perform a root canal to restore the abutment structural integrity. Once this is done he can start the process of fitting you for a new crown. If you live in the Fresno, California area and you have suffered a damaged crown, you should call 559-439-9621 to have it examined and treated at John Lee, DDS.