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The gums are sore around a crown. Is this normal? What does it mean?

The gums are sore around a crown. Is this normal? What does it mean?

Sore gums: The crown may be too big and not seal the margins (where the tooth meets the crown). This can allow bacteria under the crown and cause irritation to the gums. Or there can be recurrent decay or bacteria under the gums, that can be caused by not flossing or brushing enough or properly. These are just 2 examples, xrays and exam will be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Had crown put on today also had to lazer gum down tooth seems sooooo sore had that tooth root canaled two months ago?

Had crown put on today also had to lazer gum down tooth seems sooooo sore had that tooth root canaled two months ago?

Floss brush then see: If your gum tissue had to be laser'd before your crown was placed, there was probably an overgrowth of inflamed tissue in response to a missing, loose, or improperly contoured temporary. If your keep your new crown perfectly clean by flossing twice daily and with vibratory brushing at the gum tooth interface (no sweeping up down or back forth or in circles) and the issue doesn't resolve see dds. ...Read more

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Had root canal late march, gums still sore. went back to root canal doctor early June, he gave more antibiotic, still sore, to sore to get crown?

Root canal pain: Wait until the tooth is pain free before you have the crown made. We can't diagnose the problem. The dentist who did the root canal should give you a reason for the prolonged pain. A second opinion can help,you get an answer. See an endodontist for this. ...Read more

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Why do I get radiating pain/dull ache/nerve pain from my teeth when eating hot or cold, spicy food or even just being outside I have two crowns, one that always bothers me as its always sore and slightly inflammed. My dentist said i need to get my gums cu

Why do I get radiating pain/dull ache/nerve pain from my teeth when eating hot or cold, spicy food or even just being outside I have two crowns, one that always bothers me as its always sore and slightly inflammed. My dentist said i need to get my gums cu

Perio endo lesion: There could be two different things going on with your crown. Dull ache and radiating nerve pain indicates that the nerve in your tooth is diseases and you should be evaluated for root canal. It also sounds like your dentist is concerned about a gum, periodontal problem in this area also. Perio-endo lesions can occur together and need to be treated together. ...Read more

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I have a small white lump at the top of my gum above a crown. It doesn't hurt unless pressed which makes it feel tender. Is this something of concern?

I have a small white lump at the top of my gum above a crown. It doesn't hurt unless pressed which makes it feel tender. Is this something of concern?

Gingival abscess: A gum abscess usually requires treatment; otherwise it can worsen and result in the destruction of the surrounding tissue. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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Could my permanent crown be causing pain between the gums and aching in my jaw? Is a nerve pinched? Root canal went well.. The bite is not too high.

Could my permanent crown be causing pain between the gums and aching in my jaw? Is a nerve pinched? Root canal went well.. The bite is not too high.

See your dentist: The most common causes are debris lodged under the gum line or cement overhangs. See your dentist for evaluation and adjustment. ...Read more

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What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a sore on my gums?

What should I do if I have a sore on my gums?

Good OH: Keep the area clean by good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist for gingivitis or periodontal disease in the area. Check also for pulpal reaction which may required root canal. Finally, check for occlusion which may exacerbate the destructive effect of these conditions. ...Read more

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Sore gums with menstration?

Sore gums with menstration?

Yes: Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate. Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists. ...Read more

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