I thought I should mention that the tooth is still alive under the crown. I originally bit a pop corn kernal and cracked the tooth that may have had a crack in it. So, the broken part of the tooth was removed, impressions taken, and a temp made until the perm came it. The temp was fine... fit great. The perm seemed big. Had to make adjustments just to fit it in place to try it.I've been back twice for adjustments, but the gum remains very swollen on the upper outside of my rt jaw. It's a molar, 2nd from the back.
I've been going to this dentist for a long time, and am happy with his work so far. This just may have been a bad crown.
I'm very nervous about what they would have to do to fix it at this point. Things are so swollen how do they get a goo impression?
How do they even get it off when the orinal tooth is so ground down, and it is permanantly cemented there.
I feel like I may just need to have him pull it and get a bridge!! Anything to lessen the pain. I'm not much of a whiner, and it is really a problem. Advil does help- just not enough.
The way I left it with my dentist after the final possible adjustment is to wait 3 weeks. During that time, I am to floss hard, use listerine everyday, use hydrogen peroxide
everyday. I think he is hoping this will lessen the swelling in the gum.
When he checked the bite he thought I was getting good contact, but he said it might have been high because the gum looked like it had been irritated for that reason. My teath do close, but it just doesn't feel right, almost too snug. If the bite is good it doesn't explain why my mouth is so irritated.
He said if things weren't better He might need to take off the crown, and warned me it wasn't easy to do. He also expressed a concern about starting over and getting good impresseions with my gums so swollen.
I should have asked him more questions. It hurts, but I want to be clear on wht the next steps are if the current plan of waiting doesn't work.
I don't want to loose this tooth, but I can't take this constant pain much longer.
Well- that's the whole 9 yards.
I should say my dentist did a back molar gold crown for me that fits perfectly, although it did take one adjustment. He has done a great jobe doing a fillingf on my front tooth that needs to look natural- and it is holding way longer than predicted. Bot***** *****ne, he seems to know what he is doing, but I just dont get all my questions answered, in poart because he is busy, and in part, I am embarrassed, and finally because I don't think of the right away.
Sorry for the long answer.... But I really need some help