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lehara
Feb 17, 2005, 11:52 AM
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone can help me with this question: I am currently undergoing a crown placement. About 10 days after the temporary crown was fitted, my gums became very inflamed and sore. I went back to the dentist and he took the temp off, cleaned the area (again) to verify that there was no cement residue etc and slightly modified the crown's edges and placed it again. He recommended salt water rinses and told me to give it at least 3-4 weeks to see if gums would heal. My impression of the temp crown fit seemed good- it was not too high and seemed to match my bite well. Yesterday, 4 weeks after the second temp placement I went back, and the gums have still not healed and are still red and inflamed around the edges of the crown. My dentist has not seen this happen before and does not seem to know what to make of it. Now I have another appointment to take temp off again and reshape it again. Has anyone ever experienced any such trouble with gums after crown placements? Just a little addl info: my other gums are extremely healthy, the tooth underneath the temp is fine as was verified by numerous x-rays. Thank you,lehara

lehara

walt17
Feb 18, 2005, 03:35 PM
Can't offer any direct help, but you might find some info at www.webmd.com. Select "Diseases and Conditions" on the left menu. Then Dental Health.

ladyandjan
Feb 20, 2005, 07:18 PM
I had a crown done on a molar tooth and about 4 months after the permanent crown was placed the area became inflamed but the dentist informed me that was due to the area healing around and forming new tissue where the post had been placed to put the crown on. Have only had it swell up one more time after that. Maybe the material he is using is causing the infection or did he do a root canal before shaping the area for a crown? Maybe the area was slightly infected before the whole procedure started and once he opened up the area the infection got worse. Just some things to think about and see if any of them help. I know tooth pain is the worst pain in the world-I'd rather break a leg or something. Let me know how everything works out. Take care.

fredg
Feb 25, 2005, 05:53 AM
Hi,
I have had several root canals with crowns, some with posts in the gums.
Never had anything you are feeling.
It's possible that if you did not have a root canal, it is the nerves' reactions to the crown.
I wish you the best,
fredg

anusaq
Apr 8, 2005, 09:05 AM
I had a new crown done recently that is giving me exactly the problems that you described. I haven't had it put in with permanent cement because I keep having pain around the gum area underneath.

I've even been experiencing pain in another tooth that had a crown done ages ago that is directly above this new crown.

When I just think the concept of placing a crown on top of a gum, not connected to your bone, I don't see how it cannot cause problems with the gum.

Anyway, now the dentist is saying that I have to have gum surgery to cut down my gum under that tooth, and if that doesn't work, to then have crown lengthening!

I'm so tired of this - don't know what to do orwho to trust anymore.

labman
Apr 8, 2005, 01:38 PM
If you are having pain in 2 teeth one above the other, it could be a bite problem, they are too close together and taking all the force of your bite. I had that with a bridge several years ago. My former dentist was going to do a root canal. Fortunately he sent me to a specialist who decided I didn't need root canal. I have been going to another dentist, and haven't had any more problems with that tooth since it was ground down a little.

Giving the dentists a little break, they have to go by what you tell them you feel, and sometime it is hard for you to explain just what you feel.

Cali40
Apr 8, 2005, 08:02 PM
I am sooo relating to this - I am having a very similar problem! - I came to have a cavity filled (I had no pain at all on this tooth) and was told I needed a root canal done to due the depth of the cavity. After a very painfree root canal I had impressions done and then placed a temporary crown. I also got some "screw" inside the tooth which is needed for stability I was told. I have to mention that I had no idea that there was anything wrong with this tooth at all.

I have since been back twice to have a crown fitted and each time even I can clearly see on the X ray that there is a "spike" where the crown stands away. I had four more impressions done, for which they put some sort of thread under my gums. Now my gums around the temp and the temp crown are so tender I am unable to eat at all on this side. I am in constant pain and have trouble sleeping, and I am no wuss.

The area around the temp is blueish and my gums appear "dimpled" and recessed. I loathe to go back next week only to have another disaster. I paid full for the crown and the root canal and I wonder if I can just walk out of there and demand some of my money back? They seem to be unable to fit the crown and I am getting extremely frustrated with the pain.

selvi
Apr 26, 2005, 09:52 AM
Hello,
I am currently undergoing a crown placement. About 10 days after the temporary crown was fitted, my gums became very inflamed and sore.I have pain in the gums and not in the tooth.when I remove my crown,ppain comes down. I went back to the dentist and he took the temp off, cleaned the area (again) to verify that there was no cement residue etc and slightly modified the crown's edges and placed it again. He recommended salt water rinses and told me to give it at least 3-4 weeks to see if gums would heal. My impression of the temp crown fit seemed good- it was not too high and seemed to match my bite well. My dentist has not seen this happen before and does not seem to know what to make of it. Now I have another appointment to take temp off again and reshape it again. Has anyone ever experienced any such trouble with gums after crown placements? Just a little addl info: my other gums are extremely healthy, the tooth underneath the temp is fine as was verified by numerous x-rays. Thank you,lehara

I have the same problem lehara has,can anybody give me solution

selvi

K777
Jul 31, 2005, 10:08 PM
I know exactly what you are going through with the irritation and soreness of the gums around the tooth with the temporary crown. I think I may have the answer to your problem so you can avoid having this happen again. This happened to me several years ago and the dentist told me I was allergic to the acrylic temporary. He told me to never get an acrylic temporary crown or acrylic nails because I would have a similar allergic reaction. Clothing with a small amount of acrylic does not appear to cause a problem for me. Many dentists use acrylic for temporary crowns because the acrylic temporary crown looks more like a tooth and fits much better than the molded metal type or the ugly "tin can" temporary they used to use. Unfortunately, if you are allergic to acrylic you will have an allergic reaction again if the dentist uses acrylic. The soreness is beyond belief and can cause the gums to recover slowly, even after the permanent crown has been cemented into place. My permanent crown had to be redone because the margins did not fit well because my gum tissue had receded back too far. I could stick my fingernail on the edge of the crown and felt pain very time I ate or drank something cold, or even took a big breath. Hopefully, your permanent crown fit better than mine did after the inflammation went down. The best advice I can give you is to never allow a dentist to use acrylic when you have a crown prep. Crown work is too expensive and painful on its own to go through the terrible experience of an allergic reaction. Be sure to tell your dentist in advance and insist that an old fashioned temporary is used instead so you will never have to experience that extreme soreness again. I have had a couple crowns done without the acrylic temporary and have never had this problem again. Good luck.

friartuck
Aug 22, 2005, 02:54 PM
I have read so many complaints about gum problems and the responses are so wrong. First, most of you are having problems because the dentist did a bad job. Look no further than getting a second opinion.You will be told that the crown is sitting on the bone and that is a definite NO NO. That is called crown invasion and it is not allowed. When the crown sits on the bone (it is suppose to be set on top of a tooth spike) the gum can and will not heal. Getting a new crown or temp and placing it on the existing area will not solve anything. The bone around the spike must be removed in order to insure that the crown sits on tooth and not on bone. You will need crown lengthening to remove the excess gum tissue and then have the bone honed down. Good luck folks. :)

Blavatsky
Sep 20, 2005, 01:28 PM
Crikey,
I just made a Google search for "painful teeth after crown work" and lo and behold I`m in great company.I'm not very good at saying no but I had my doubts when the dentist said that 1, possibly 2 fillings were 2 big (so what) so why not have crown(s).Ok one of the teeth was slightly chipped but now I feel as if I'm chewing silver foil and strapped in that dentist chair in Marathon Man!
No way was ths worth the pain a week after the operation.I'm going to roast him when I see him especially since he wants 450 for each crown 1 of which will be gold.He said to me it's normal for a bit of sensitivity a few days after but didn't say it would spread to my front teeth and other teeth.Why and what's going on ?I took 4 Ibuprofen (400mg)last night and thank God the pain subsided.Going to Cuba tomorrrow where you have to bring your own toilet roll so will have to have a suitcase full of Ibu.Let me know if yours has now disappeared.Thanks.

daly86
Mar 12, 2008, 04:31 PM
Hey I had my two front teeth crowned nad have them inplace for approx 3 years now and I had the same problem, as a result I now have a gap between my two front teeth between my crowns, it is like my gum receded upwards after the gums became inflamed and swollen.Therefore make sure your dentisit can act on this before it occurs to you.:)

dd2008
Mar 16, 2008, 07:11 PM
Friar Tuck, how do you come by this expertise. I find it quite frightening as I'm going through at this very moment what all these other folks are experiencing, sore gum around the bone and badly fitting temp. I have no idea what materials were used, but they leave a terrible taste in my mouth. If dentists who are not periodontists are performing this procedure and it routinely involves cutting the gums or even the bone, is that not malpractice? Please help as I don't know if I should continue with this dentist since he's not a perio.

daya78
Mar 16, 2008, 07:46 PM
Hi Lehara,
If there is inflammmation around the margins of the crown, it is moat probably due to improper margins of the crown. Food and debris may be stagnating around causing the gum tissue to get inflammed.
I hope that you don't have pain when you bite on that teeth. If you don't have pain on biting it due to improper margins of crown..
Consult a dentist to remove that temporary crown and place a properly fitting one. Then use warm saline gargle, and gently masssage the gums and keep mouth free of plaque and debris generally and you should be well..

Dr Randy Stucki
Apr 3, 2008, 02:45 PM
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone can help me with this question: I am currently undergoing a crown placement. About 10 days after the temporary crown was fitted, my gums became very inflamed and sore. I went back to the dentist and he took the temp off, cleaned the area (again) to verify that there was no cement residue etc and slightly modified the crown's edges and placed it again. He recommended salt water rinses and told me to give it at least 3-4 weeks to see if gums would heal. My impression of the temp crown fit seemed good- it was not too high and seemed to match my bite well. Yesterday, 4 weeks after the second temp placement I went back, and the gums have still not healed and are still red and inflamed around the edges of the crown. My dentist has not seen this happen before and does not seem to know what to make of it. Now I have another appointment to take temp off again and reshape it again. Has anyone ever experienced any such trouble with gums after crown placements? Just a little addl info: my other gums are extremely healthy, the tooth underneath the temp is fine as was verified by numerous xrays. thankyou,lehara

lehara
I suggest the permanent tooth placed... temporaries are harsh on the gums... the temp no doubt does not have contacts on teeth therefore packing food around the temp is problematic... note once the crown is place you should be able to floss between teeth and require some force to get the floss to floss the teeth if you can run your floss up and down between the contacts without feeling the floss catch go back and insist on a new crown cause you will forever pack food between your teeth

DAPHNE FREDERIK
Jun 7, 2008, 08:42 AM
I have read so many complaints about gum problems and the responses are so wrong. First, most of you are having problems because the dentist did a bad job. Look no further than getting a second opinion.You will be told that the crown is sitting on the bone and that is a definite NO NO. That is called crown invasion and it is not allowed. When the crown sits on the bone (it is suppose to be set on top of a tooth spike) the gum can and will not heal. Getting a new crown or temp and placing it on the existing area will not solve anything. The bone around the spike must be removed in order to insure that the crown sits on tooth and not on bone. You will need crown lengthening to remove the excess gum tissue and then have the bone honed down. Good luck folks. :)

Dear Friar Tuck,
Yesterday I was hunting in desperation for some/ any answers to my on-going pain [7 yrs now] with a crown.
Sadly, this has become a very complicated scenario, so, IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE of me rather e-mailing you directly... or better still, perhaps you would be kind enough to exchange a contact number with me - I would be indebted.

I found your comments VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE, HONEST AND BRILLIANT.

What a sad loss to society, since you have retired... thou, I am very happy for you as well.
Thank you for taking the TIME to help / direct all of us with your expertise.

Please advise if / how I can contact you.

Many Thanks

Kindest Regards
Daphne:confused: :eek:

BarbH
Feb 16, 2010, 12:04 PM
Friartuck... THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I am now pain free and I have a new crown on my back molar. I had pain for 2 months with my gums after a crown was fitted WRONG. I took your advice and went and got a 2nd opinion, and BINGO, it was a bad fit. SO THANK YOU!! Oh and by the way, I LOVE my new dentist, so a big thank you for your posting. It really helped...

WinifredM
Oct 15, 2010, 08:25 PM
I lost a filling in a molar one day and it was completely painless, but I felt the sharp edge and went to the dentist to get t fixed. Again, I had no pain and my gums were fine. I has a temporary crown placed and immediately began having gum pain. I was told it was probably cement residue left behind causing the irritation. When I retuned for my permanent crown it was hurting , but I was happy to get the temporary out as I thought it was the problem. I was told it was normal for my gums to hurt for a while and to keep flossing and it would eventually heal. Well, it has been four weeks and it is throbbing so hard I can barely stand it. I keep hoping it will get better, but it is getting worse. I feel like there is something stuck in there, and have this incredible urge to floss or water pick it out. It hurts like the devil and bleeds when I am doing it, but I was at least getting a small amount of relief. Now it is just torture and throbs constantly. I am using chloraseptic sore throat spray to numb it like nobody's business. It is losing it's effectiveness, and did I mention I was charged $1,750 for this one single crown? RIP OFF!!

flossie
Oct 17, 2010, 02:12 PM
Winifred,
I'd suggest you go back to the dentist, have him/her check the bite. Sometimes a simple adjustment on the crown can solve the aching problem. For the gums, try tea tree oil. You can use it as a rinse 5 drops in 1/2 cup of warm water or apply it directly to the area with a Qtip. You may have to do it for a few days but you should get some relief.

bobby512
Oct 31, 2010, 08:23 AM
I have had a temporary crown now for about one week. Because the decision to do a crown was done immediately after my the dentist looked at my tooth, and the dentist squeezed me into his schedule on the same day,the dental assistant did the initial fitting of the temporary until the dentist finished with another patient. When she pressed the temp onto the post, it snapped in hard and she was unable to remove it for additional grinding. She gripped the temp and began to twist it back and forth trying to get it out. She tried to remove it about six or seven times and each time she did, I was in terrible pain when she twisted it trying to get it out. I finally told her to wait for the dentist and not try to remove it any more. When the dentist came in, he also tried to remove it but using a very gentle rocking motion. He finally had to cut the temp out and re-made a new temp which feels fine. But now my my problem is this. After two days I began having gum pain and went back to him. He remove the temp, verified it was fitting properly, cleaned the area and replaced it. It is now five days later and I have no pain in the tooth, but I do have some gum pain which seems to be spreading up the side of my face toward my temple area. Could her "rough" technique of trying to remove the temp be causing the pain to travel up the side of my face ?
Any opinions will be appreciated.

flossie
Nov 4, 2010, 01:25 PM
I don't think her roughness could be causing the problem however, I'm not sure where you are located bobby but normally dental assistants are not legally permitted to do anything in a clients mouth. Rinsing with some warm salt water or a mix of 5 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of warm water may help the gums.

sherjoyt
Aug 2, 2011, 05:40 PM
Dear Lehara,
I know you wrote about your problem many years ago. I am hoping you will see this and tell me what happened. I too have just recently had a crown put on. I am in extreme pain and have gum inflammation all around the crown. The dentist does not know what to do and is sending me to a periodontist. He thinks it may be an allergic reaction. Any answers to this problem would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

PirateGirl
Oct 4, 2011, 09:48 AM
Hello,I just got back today from the Dentists and usually his work is mainly painfree,but even before the two injections should have worn off,I am experiencing terrible pain from having this crown fitted!I have taken now,about 7 or 8 decent painkillers,but they are not touching this!I hope it gets better in the next few days and settles down.I wish good luck to everyone else on here!

melinda1978
Oct 27, 2011, 07:36 PM
Your dentist should have prescribed you Peridex ( It's a mouth wash ) that kills infection and helps with the healing process. I had this same thing happen to me. After a few days of swishing Peridex I was good to go.

isabeltx
Feb 8, 2012, 06:28 PM
Its been two years and after four front teeth were crowned,I have redness around the gum line,I've had crown lengthening and it just worsened,my dentist was sure that crown lengthening was the answer, but I'm worse off now,, I've been going for several different opinions,and seeing another dentist,this problem is making me depressed,I don't know what to do.

anna200
Feb 16, 2012, 11:57 AM
Anusaq, I was wondering if you ever had the crown lengthening? I am having a similar problem

guitarjoe
Mar 20, 2012, 05:14 PM
I have had the same problem and my Dentist put me on antibiotics, this happened once before and the antibiotics seems to do the trick. I am suffering again and he has given me a strong antibiotic to take to get rid of the problem.

Boots09
Mar 28, 2012, 03:39 PM
I had a temporary crown with no problem cause of a cracked tooth. A week later the permanent crown was put on and for three weeks I have experienced weird pain off and on from ear ache to tooth pain in other areas of the same side of my mouth. My gums were hurting but every where else, seemingly not the "crowned" tooth itself. In fact two days ago the dentist X-rayed again and he said nothing looks wrong. I began having such terrible pain that night that I googled my symptoms and Trigeminal Neuralgia popped up. These people sound like what I feel like! Went to the Neurologist today and although she is ordering an MRI she said my symptoms are not quite characteristic of Trigeminal N. Thank God! But what do I do now? Im on pain killers and my gums are swollen and upper and lower teeth ache on the left side of my head. Surely something is wrong! Help!

Vishala
May 24, 2012, 11:55 AM
I have the same problem... a week after my crown the tooth became extremely sensitive! Cant touch it even with my tongue. Talking and swollowing has become difficult. Went today and did an x-ray everything is showing fine and they're not sure why this is happening... they put me on amoxil and mouthwash and to rinse with salt water! Hoping it eases it pretty soon because I cant stand this pan!

franklia
May 25, 2012, 06:30 AM
It's none of the things above. You most likely have an allergy to the metal. Even if they used a porcelain crown, there is metal inside of it (probably nickel). I know this because I, myself, am allergic to nickel and my gums have been blue ever since I got my crowns. It's bee 6 years. It does not go away, you need to have the crowns replaced with all porcelain ones.

pjsparkles109
Aug 23, 2012, 05:15 PM
Hey I am having similar problems... what did you end up having to do??

connie1118
Apr 12, 2013, 06:16 PM
I am having a similar problem. After cracking a back molar on a pretzel, my dentist took an impression, ground down the tooth, did a build up, and put on a temporary. The temp felt OK and no problem... but when the new crown was cemented in, the pain started. I started having deep jaw and neck pain. I went back, he did some bite adjustments and told me to rinse with warm salt water. That was Dec 2012. I was told to give it time. It's now April 2013 and the gum around that crown still are red and if I don't rinse with hydrogen peroxide daily, the pain just drives me crazy! I am just beside myself because I know I'm probably going to need more crowns but I don't want to go through this torture every time. And the new crown looks short in height too... it seems very tight between the teeth, maybe that's what the irritation is? I go back to the dentist this week, I will post my findings on here. If he doesn't make it right, I'm finding a new dentist... there's got to be someone that knows what their doing!

pattybeee
Jul 19, 2013, 12:30 PM
Friartuck...THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I am now pain free and I have a new crown on my back molar. I had pain for 2 months with my gums after a crown was fitted WRONG. I took your advice and went and got a 2nd opinion, and BINGO, it was a bad fit. SO THANK YOU! Oh and by the way, I LOVE my new dentist, so a big thank you for your posting. It really helped...

I have similar problems but cannot find a dentist who recognizes the problem. Would you kindly let me know where you are and the name of the dentist who helped resolve the problem. Thanks

guamusa
Nov 7, 2013, 06:30 PM
I have the same problem. I got my new crown on my last molar. The dentist check everything out really good. But for three weeks now, my gums are really sensitive. It is making my gland in my neck swell. It seems like a good fit. My gum around the tooth is very sore.