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what can you do for receding gum pain above your crown?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs evaluation: Pain from the gingival tissue or the tooth? How old is the crown? Any decay in that area? The structures supporting that crown have changed over time. The tooth and gum need to be evaluated by a local dentist... A possible remake of the crown depending on answers to the above questions may be indicated.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
There is no: One pat simple answer. Your dentist can determine the cause of the pain (which may or may not be related to the receding gums), the fit and contours of the crown (which may or may not be a factor), your oral hygiene and brushing habits (a factor again?), the extent of the recession and if everything else is fine, possible gum grafting procedures.

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