Gold crown fell off. there is no pain or sensitivty to cold.

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?

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Gender: Female

Age: 68

Already Tried: nothing

Doctor: Hi,

thanks for posting your question on

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

Best wishes

Dr Craig

I have just had a back tooth crowned with a precious metal and porcelain crown

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?

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Gender: Female
Age: 53
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’ 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 ,

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

I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done

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

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Gender: Female
Age: 70
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing

Doctor: hi,
thanks for posting your question on

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
2)root 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


Dr. Craig

I had a root canal treatment in 2005 on the #2 tooth.

Patient: I had a root canal treatment in 2005 on the #2 tooth.
In December of 2008, the gum was infected around the tooth and I was advised by my regular dentist to see an endodontist,
who quickly concluded that I had a failed root canal due to “an inadequate and missed canal.”
I let the dentist’s office know the circumstances and they apologized for making a mistake and offered to retreat the tooth for a 50% off their normal price, still making it $500. Keep in mind that I already paid them $850.
After the original rct. I had a gold crown placed and that was compromised during the retreatment and I had to get another one.
All of this, not including the original cost of the rct has cost me over $2,000. Even though there is no question that this happened due to their error, the dentist has refused to budge on offering any re-compensation.
Any thoughts?
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Already Tried: So far,I’ve written 3 very polite letters, explaining what I would like them to do to rectify the situation.
They admitted they made a mistake and the endondist’s x-rays proved conclusively that they made a mistake. It boggles my mind why they think they shouldn’t be held financially responsible. I can’t think of any other business where people Continue reading I had a root canal treatment in 2005 on the #2 tooth.