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I had a zirconia crown put in my mouth last Monday Nov 21st

Customer Question

i had a zirconia crown put in my mouth last Monday Nov 21st and have had a large sore appear on my tongue near it and i feel pain in right is this normal with this crown
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: some swelling but not tooth pain pain in gum area around tooth and tongue
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 11 months ago.

Hi, sorry to hear that because that is not normal.

You will need to return to your dentist for an adjustment which can be done very quickly.

Either the contour or the bite needs to be adjusted in order to avoid the irritation and trauma your tongue is experiencing.

Gum swelling could be from fit or even some excess cement that was not removed but your dentist will also check that as well.

Would you be able to upload a photo of the sore so I can confirm what I believe you are describing:

You can use this link for instructions: ,

You can use the "PAPER CLIP ICON" ,

OR you can use a photo hosting site like: ,, and then send me the link.

Thank you.

Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 11 months ago.

Do you need more information?