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Welcome .I will do my best to answer your question.I am not a great typist,be patient and feel free to ask if anything is unclear.If you can detect a foul taste coming from the vicinity of the crown,then there is a leak in the seal of the crown that may not be detectable on xray but most likely exists.The only other thing that can cause such an odor is periodontal disease..but even that odor is nothing like a leaking crown.The suspected crown needs to be removed.If your dentist will not remove the crown,then you need to have a second opinion.Do you feel any movement at all when you put biting pressure on this tooth or do you feel the crown "give" at all? Sometimes there may even be small bubbles that accumulate around the base of the crown when chewing.
yes all of the above plus nausea
The odor and taste from a leaking crown is awful.It needs to be removed ASAP because bacterial decomposition is occurring under the crown.Your dentist should be aware that leaks around crowns are not always detectable with xray because of the angle of the xray and the metal base of the crown.This telltale taste should let your dentist know immediately that there is a problem.If he is not astute enough to know the proper treatment ,it is time to find a new dentist.Does this make any sense to you?
yes, it is a very long weekend because of the holiday is there anything I can do about the leakage in the meantime