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Does a dentist have to numb your gums to place a permanent crown?

Does a dentist have to numb your gums to place a permanent crown?

One visit crown: If your dentist has a cerec system, he can numb the tooth only once, prepare the tooth, take an impression with a laser 3d camera and fabricate the crown in about 8 minutes. He can characterize it with a furnace (if needed) and they are absolutely incredible and quite esthetic if the dentist is well trained. So you don't have to worry about a second appointment with another shot. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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At the dentist, what is the partially sweet substance they swab on your gums to numb it before giving the shot?

At the dentist, what is the partially sweet substance they swab on your gums to numb it before giving the shot?

Topical: The substance you are referring to is called topical anesthetic. It is only available to professionals and comes in multiple flavors. However, there are otc substitutes that you can buy like orajel and ambisol. ...Read more

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Hello, My girlfriend has intermittent facial weakness on left side. MRI ruled out stroke. Seems to worsen in the cold. Dentist found numbness in gums?

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My girlfriend has intermittent facial weakness on left side. MRI ruled out stroke. Seems to worsen in the cold. Dentist found numbness in gums?

Bell's Palsy see PCP: It is important to determine the cause severity of a facial nerve injury and all patients with Bell’s palsy should be given a course of oral steroids. See your PCP for Bell's Palsy management. ...Read more

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I got two teeth pulled in July and there is a small bUmp where the dentist injected the novocaine into my gum and it's still a little numb. Help me?

I got two teeth pulled in July and there is a small bUmp where the dentist injected the novocaine into my gum and it's still a little numb. Help me?

Return: Please return to the Dentist that knows your situation the best, the Dentist that did the extractions. Impossible to determine cause of "small bump" without examination. Loss of sensation maybe due to nerve damage or to residual infection. You have to be seen to be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more

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My dentist put crown but when i eat or touch my gum next to the crown the gum line of crown irritates and little hurts me why is that?

My dentist put crown but when i eat or touch my gum next to the crown the gum  line of crown irritates and little hurts me why is that?

Not uncommon: Gum sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed. I would say that you should give it more time. However, if any tooth structure is showing between the margin of the crown and the gumline, see your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and have symptoms daily and scared of dentist I think the only reason scared of dentist is the numbing afraid stay numb permanent ?

I have anxiety and have symptoms daily and scared of dentist  I think the only reason scared of dentist is the numbing afraid stay numb permanent ?

Your fear of: becoming permanently numb after a visit to the dentist is a symptom of your anxiety disorder. Mention it to the dentist and change your self-talk to something about being fortunate to be able to visit a dentist or other docs to get the help you need to stay health. Please see a mental health professional for treatment of your anxiety disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My dentist says I need a filling by the gum line of a crown, it just occurred to me I have never heard of this before.

My dentist says I need a filling by the gum line of a crown, it just occurred to me I have never heard of this before.

Not surprised..: .. there are a lot of things that patients don't know, and that's why we're here to help. Your dentist is trying to save you the expense of fabricating a new crown now that the margin of your old crown has decay. The crowns don't last forever, so this is a way to get a few more years of life out of it before you need to replace it. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more