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