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How to deal with Dental Crown Complications?

Dental crowns are an excellent approach to reinforcing and preserving a weak tooth. Unfortunately, dental crowns are also prone to problems that might jeopardize the procedure. The more you know about these possible concerns, the better equipped you will be to deal with them if they arise. This article talks about a few potential snags with your dental crown treatment, as well as solutions. 

 

What is a Dental Crown? 

 

Crowns are tooth-shaped coverings made of various materials that cover and reinforce weak teeth while improving their aesthetics. Dental Crowns cover the whole visible region of a tooth above the gum line and are secured in place using dental cement.

 

Common Crown Complications

 

  • Cavities

  

There is always a danger of tooth decay, even if crowns are there to safeguard teeth. Enamel-to-dental junctions may become a breeding ground for germs and deterioration if plaque and tartar buildup is allowed to collect on them. This rise in germs may cause gingivitis and periodontitis if ignored.

 

Any decay or new cavity that develops around the edge of a dental crown on a healthy natural tooth is a risk. A root canal is necessary when a hole becomes big enough to harm the tooth's nerve. Eventually, the patient can feel persistent pain at the crown site. 

 

  • High sensitivity

 

Depending on how quickly the anesthetic wears off, your freshly restored tooth may be sensitive just after the treatment. Tooth enamel is a barrier between the inner tooth tissues and anything that comes in contact with the teeth outside surface. To provide a proper fit for a dental crown, your dentist removes a portion of your tooth's enamel. Unfortunately, a dental crown diminishes enamel thickness, making teeth more vulnerable to environmental stimuli. If your teeth are sensitive or a crowned tooth still retains a nerve, hot or cold meals and beverages may cause pain. Your dentist may advise you to use a toothpaste made specifically for people with sensitive teeth.

 

  • Bite Concerns

 

Despite the enamel shaving, your crowned tooth may be larger than before in height and girth. This increase in size may alter your bite, causing your crowned tooth to come in touch with its opposing teeth. A biting issue might cause discomfort while eating, moving your jaw, or talking.

 

Moreover, an excessively high crown on the tooth is frequently the cause of pain or sensitivity while biting down. Call your dentist if this is the case. They are well-equipped to handle the situation.

 

  • Infection

 

An untreated tooth still contains nerves, so ensure that your dentist thoroughly cleans your natural teeth before putting a crown on them. Infection may arise if the crown exerts pressure on a nerve-damaged by trauma. Additionally, if the old fillings beneath the crown have broken down and allow germs to seep, this may also lead to an infection.

  

  • Gum recession

 

A receding gum line around the base of your crowned teeth may cause you to feel discomfort or sensitivity. Harsh brushing might cause recession of the gums. Plaque and gum disease are more likely to develop when such a situation arises.

 

  • Damage to a tooth's crown

 

A broken crown or a damaged tooth under it may cause mild discomfort. Because of the fracture, you may be more sensitive to cold, heat, or air. A damaged, loose, or fractured crown necessitates a dental visit.

 

Handle Dental Crown pain by

 

  1. Good oral care helps prevent discomfort from dental crowns.
  2. Brush twice daily.
  3. Every day, floss. 
  4. See your dentist for regular check-ups.
  5. Lastly, avoid eating hard items like ice, which may wear down your teeth's crowns over time.

 

Overall

 

Getting a dental crown treatment may cause some pain initially, but this should subside within a few weeks. Persistent oral discomfort may signify hidden problems such as infections, cavities, damaged teeth, etc. Make an appointment with a dentist if your toothache doesn't go away.

 

Contact your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental to know more about the dental crowns.

 

This media/content or any other on this website does not prescribe, recommend, or prevent any treatment or procedure. Therefore, we highly recommend that you get the advice of a qualified dentist or other medical practitioners regarding your specific dental condition.