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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. Ira Katz
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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

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My gold crowns are coming off and they're not 2 weeks old, the dentist said because i had gum disease that the cement may not have sat right.

My gold crowns are coming off and they're not 2 weeks old, the dentist said because i had gum disease that the cement may not have sat right.

Gold crown: Crowns can come off but it should be rarely rather than after 2 weeks old. Sounds like you have an ill-fitting crown or a preparation that has inadequate retention to hold the new gold crown. Your dentist should redo this crown at no cost to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat  every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Gums?: If it is your gums that hurt every time, i would check and make sure there was no permanent cement that was accidentally left behind. This would be one of the easiest things to fix. I am sure your dentist would want to know what is going on and would be more than happy to make it feel good. ...Read more

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Can a dentist do an onlay for a cavity close to or at the gum line(not below) with out crown lengthening ? . Roots are fine though.

Can a dentist do an onlay for a cavity close to or at the gum line(not below) with out crown lengthening ? .  Roots are fine though.

Yes,but: The bone must not be at the same level as the tooth. Crown lengthening happens when the decay is very deep and the preparation is at the same level as the bone. Crown lengthening can also be performed to aesthetically place the gums at a better level. Sounds like you could be ok, but have your dentist show you your x-ray for clarification so you feel comfortable receiving treatment. ...Read more

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Dentist didn't put a temp crown on said just don't eat on that side and gums still hurt but there healing is that safe? Tooth be here in 10 days

Dentist didn't put a temp crown on said just don't eat on that side and gums still hurt but there healing is that safe? Tooth be here in 10 days

Not the standard: Temp crowns help prevent tooth shifting, promote gum health, protect the tooth, help maintain function, and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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My 5 yrs old crown dislodged. Dentist said i have gum recession so part of tooth not covered by crown and cement leakage. Should i make a new crown?

My 5 yrs old crown dislodged. Dentist said i have gum recession so part of tooth not covered by crown and cement leakage. Should i make a new crown?

Very likely yes.: If there is decay and damage to the natural tooth structure at the margin (edge) of the crown then it will not seal and protect the tooth as much as it should. I would think that it and any "gum disease" that may be going on (should be evaluated) should be treated. ...Read more

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Hello what is the radiograph ? I have new crown on tooth when i eat gum line of the crown little hurts maybe dentist didn't put crown well ?

Return to dentist: A radiograph is an x ray if the margin of the crown is touching your gum it can irritate the gums and cause discomfort and possibly swelling go back to your dentist so the problem can be eliminated. ...Read more

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Periodontist installed two implants. Would my general dentist ever really need to cut my gums (again) to set the abutment or crown? Do not want this.

Periodontist installed two implants. Would my general dentist ever really need to cut my gums (again) to set the abutment or crown? Do not want this.

Healing Abutment: If the healing abutment is below the level of the gums a second stage exposure procedure is necessary in order to place the abutment and crown. This is a very quick, simple and minor procedure and usually done by the surgeon who placed the implant. If the healing abutment is exposed already, no further surgery should be necessary. ...Read more

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How to treat a cavity under the gum line I have a small cavity under the gum, is there a way to treat this? My dentist is giving me confusing information. For example, he'll say "we cannot root canal it and set a crown" but then he'll say "we can root can

To root canal or not: In most cases a cavity under the gum line can be salvageable. Depending on how deep the cavity may go down the root under the gum line a root canal can be done. The only question will be if your dentist can be able to fit a crown on the tooth . Many dentist may suggest having a extra procedure done called "crown lengthening " which is done by a periodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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