A couple of months ago my dental crown feel off my Molar second from back on right upper side. I took the crown to the dentist who took an Xray & pronounced that this crown was not going back in because the tooth was too badly decayed & would need to come out. However, he did offer to cement it back in on a temporary basis. That recement lasted 2 months & fell back out. Now I have lost the crown & have had nothing for the last 2 weeks, just the stub tooth. I need to go & have the tooth extracted but would like to wait a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving is over. Is there any danger in waiting? what if I did nothing? Why cannot a new crown be placed on the tooth if there is no pain isn't some tooth better than no tooth?
What can happen to the stub if I wait? Can it get infected?