Many people are faced with a situation where, after installing a crown on a tooth, the gum begins to hurt under it. This can happen several hours after the procedure. And sometimes unpleasant sensations appear even after a couple of years. Many try to eliminate the symptoms by rinsing or taking painkillers. Such methods often lead to a temporary solution to the problem, because there are many reasons for the appearance of unpleasant sensations. So, there are not a small number of ways to get rid of them.
Reasons why the gum hurts under the crown
The appearance of pain under the crown indicates inflammation of the gums. This could be for various reasons:
1. Poor preparation of the tooth for the prosthetic procedure:
- the channel is not completely sealed, which causes inflammation in the void;
- poor obturation – the use of low-quality porous materials or an unprofessional attitude to work.
2. A hole in the wall of the root canal, created artificially. This may happen during:
- tunnel processing;
- pin installation.
3. Part of the instrument may have remained in the channel. Usually, as a result of this, the gum under the crown hurts when pressed or loosened.
4. Incorrect installation of an artificial tooth.
What to do if the gum hurts under the crown?
To relieve discomfort, you can use painkillers:
If there are no suitable drugs at home, and the pain is not severe, rinsing the mouth with tincture of sage, oregano, or a weak solution of soda will help.
It is important to remember that if the pain does not subside for more than three days, you should definitely contact your dentist. After all, delaying the treatment process will only aggravate the condition. As a result, you can not only lose the crown, but also the rest of the tooth on which it was attached.