Patient: gold crown fell off. there is no pain or sensitivty to cold. money is a big issue.can i just not do anything about it?
Already Tried: nothing
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You need to get your gold crown cemented again, please visit a dentist and get it cemented.
pain and sensitivity may not be really relevant
when a crown is prepared the dentist shapes the tooth, in the shaping process the enamel has to be removed.
If you stay without the crown, you are likely to get decay of your tooth and also food will get stuck and neighbouring teeth can also get decay
the cementation of a crown usually costs about 100 dollars
you should get it done
till you get the cementation done from the dentist you can use this cheap product at walmart for a week or 2
do not use this temporary cement for too long, it does not prevent leakage of food
a very important aspect of a crown is to keep the marginal seal intact
Patient: Question for a dentist please..I have just had a back tooth crowned with a precious metal and porcelain crown but am concerned on two counts..the crown I have already had in the past was all ceramic as I am allergic to most metals (the only exception I know of is gold and silver, so I am unsure if my gum is going to go sore and inflamed with the palladium and gold crown). I requested ceramic crown but dentist overlooked my request & gave me this with metal. He maintains that an all ceramic crown would not be strong enough for a back tooth, but I have one already that has been fine for 10 + years. He suggested I ‘see how it goes’ with the crown he had made, and I feel he just wanted me to not waste his crown!! Still so far so good, it is not inflamed and have had it 5 days-but on the inner edge there is a gap between the gum line and the start of the porcelain crown, while the outer edge fits flush to the gumline. Food collects in this gap. Do I need this filled or replaced maybe?
Already Tried: I am cleaning the gap between gum and start of crown edge very well with water pick and copious regular brushing and rising with a mouthwash. However my mouth felt *cleaner* when I had the lost filling and the original tooth than it does with the crown. It is also slightly high on the bite so my teeth don’t sit in line..the botton row crown hits the top teeth. Will it ‘bed down’ at all as time passes? If I have to have it replaced, should my dentist replace it at his cost or would I have to pay again (I paid £370 as a National Health patient!) I did ask my dentist about the gap on a phonecall and he said it would be fine, that I could just feel a ‘ledge’ and it wasn’t an actual gap where food could reach under the crown..should I trust this remark? I feel he should take a look at it? If so, how soon? Could it get infected or will it be Ok till my next filling appointment in 3 weeks? I am rather concerned as I already had an apisectomy on another crown 8 yrs ago and then months into years of intermittent antibiotics as the infection went into the sinus..then I ended up having the crown and root out anyway, so now have a gap (awaiting a bridge or implant but he wont do it yet).Also I wanted some veneers and he said ‘my type of teeth weren’t suitable for veneers’..is there such a thing as unsuitable teeth? They are sound but crooked in places? I now have seen these very fine veneers (thin as contact lenses) that can be had so maybe I could have those!Thanks in advance!
Doctor: thanks for posting your question on Health.is.edu ,
there is absoulutely no allergy problem with the high noble gold ceramic crown,
the metals are non allergic
if there is a little problem at the inner margin, the most common problem is in adequate brushing and flossing
I suggest you brush and Continue reading I have just had a back tooth crowned with a precious metal and porcelain crown→
Patient: I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done,with a gold crown, about 25 years ago. Could this be an abcess? They lymph nodes are not swollen
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing
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there is a high possibility of this lump being an abcess.
you will need a antibiotics such as amoxycillin and then you will need an x ray
the x ray will determine if you have a
1) gum abcess
the treatment for both varies is
please DO NOT apply heat, this tends to spread the infection around the face.
please feel free to ask any follow up question you have
Patient: I wore braces at 40 years of age for a slight overbite. Two weeks after the bands were yanked off my molars, I needed a root canal and crown. Two years later the crown broke and a new gold crown was put in place. Two years later I am having horrible pain and my dentist sent me to an endodontist. He said that he will have to go in through the gum and remove the remaining nerves. I thought when you get a root canal that there are no nerves left. I didn’t want 2/3 of a root canal. Is this common? The pain has been horrible. I’ve missed days from work and now the bill is $1400 for a tooth that I have already paid for a root canal and two crowns. What responsibility does my dentist that has performed all this work hold?
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A root canal treatment is used to treat teeth that the decay has reached the pulp,
there is no guaranteed 100 percent success rate in any root canal treatment
the root canal treatment usually takes care of the problem, however it Continue reading I wore braces at 40 years of age for a slight overbite.→