Tooth abscess under a crown

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Its originating in a crown that Ive had for more than 10 years and now its causing me earache and tender/swollen glands under my left jaw. Im in agony and Im popping pills like mad! This only numbs the pain slightly and wears off quite quickly. Ive also got a swollen left side of my face and a lump on my gum.
I have recently had a crown put on my tooth #4 its only been on for about 2 mos. about a week ago it started to feel sensitive to crunchy/hard food. I went to my dentist and he took an x-ray and saw a very small abscess and what seemed to be a part of my root left that "split". He suggested I go to an Endodontist to look at the tooth. He mentioned they might have to destroy the crown or perform surgery. My questions are 1.
) Also, my endodontist informed me that there is a small hole trying to work its way towards the outside of that tooth, and this needs to be taken care of immediately as well, but it's something he can do while we're doing the root canal (I forget the term he used for it). Now, however, I am in significant pain and my gums and cheek are very swollen on the right side. I had to call my endodontist at home as the office was closed and he prescribed me another z-pak and some more pain meds.
Doxycyclin may not be the antibiotic of choice if the tooth under the crown has now become infected. It would at least warrant a call. Please don't wait out the two weeks. Infections can become incredibly nasty in a short period of time where a phone call may solve the problem. Please don't put this off. GOOD LUCK.
Went to a new dentist. Good news is tooth doesn't need a root canal. Gums receded badly around this crown possibly because of poor fitting temporary. Nerve roots exposed causing the severe sensitivity. Dentist applied topical to tooth and cured with light but I haven't noticed any improvement. I'm using GelKam (bid), Sensodyne (am), Prevident (pm), and Oral B Rx mouthwash (bid) and flossing of course.
I had a crown put on a broken tooth 10 days ago. I still have an ulcer and quite a bit of pain on the gum under the crown. The novacaine injection hurt terribly, like never before. Could there have been some damage that I still have pain. The office told me to keep gargling with salt water. But after 10 days, the ulcer from what I think was trauma from the instruments is still here. Can this trauma cause an abscess?
He said a upper tooth on that side showed infection and it had already had a root canal and crown, so he retreated the tooth. He said the tooth smelled horrible while he was cleaning it out. He wasn't going to put me on antibiotics but I kind of insisted. It has been several weeks and the nodes in my neck are still swollen and now the ones under my jaw are swelling up and I have stiffness at the base of the back of my head and neck..
I had a crown fitted several years ago on my lower left molar 2nd to last, I have no wisdom teeth, and now, several years later, I experience moments of pain and discomfort lasting a week to 3 weeks. I am begining to think the tooth under my crown has become infected as even the tooth where the crown meets is beginning to turn black. I also get a bubble of pus on my gums under the crowned tooth that fills and fills until it bursts on its own.
The initial dentist took an x-ray, placed the crown back on, and proceeded to inform me that the bump was a sign of infection under the molar in between the two root areas you typically see on a molar x-ray, though the infection did not show up in an x-ray. Since he wasn't my primary dentist, and was rushing very fast that day, I decided to consult with my primary dentist for a second opinion. Again, I received an x-ray, and then he examined me.
I have recently had a crown on a rear bottom tooth. I had lost part of my tooth due to excessing grinding and fillings kept coming out. The dentist put in a temp filling for a few weeks. This was extremely painful for a few days, the gum went white underneath and there was a lot of pain in the jaw / gum but no pain in the tooth. I think this was due to long term problems I have with TMJ but cleared up after a few days. I returned to dentist for crown prep and explained the situation.
I recently had a crown on a rear bottom tooth. Dentist put in temp filling for few week - extremely painful for few days, gum went white underneath and lots of pain in the jaw / gum but no pain in tooth (prob due to LT problem with TMJ). I returned to dentist for crown prep and she said that due to this problem with temp filling and fact that hole went close to root cavity I may need RCT.
I knew it was fractured, but I didn't think the dentist would have put a crown over a fractured tooth that he thought would cause me more problems down the road. according to his website he was the greatest. This fractured tooth let bacteria get into my bone I guess. So after this bone graft heals, I guess I'll go for the implant. Teeth cost a lot of money, but I am told also that it is better to keep your teeth or have implants done if have to be pulled. Good Luck.
If you have an infection under a crown you will need to get the tooth treated if you plan on keeping the tooth. If it is decay, you will lose the tooth if you leave it untreated. If you have an abscess, you may lose the tooth and if the infection is left untreated it could possibly lead to septicemia or death (depending on location). You should see your dentist.
Hi, I have a crown in my front teeth(#8). A root canal was performed and then the crown was fitted. Recently I noticed bad breath. After a while I figured out that the source of the bad breath was the gum area right above the crown. If I rub my finger in the gum area just above the crown, it smells really bad. I can even smell it in the floss after I have flossed the crown tooth. My dentist did the ususl once-every 6 months cleaning but the smell persists.
Do you think an implant would be the best option given the strong possibility I have a loose crown with probable tooth decay?
In the past few days, I'm experiencing a burning pain in the upper part of the tooth and gums. The pain will radiate from the tooth to the entire side of my face (right front tooth and right side of my face). I can feel a very sore spot under the upper part of my lip as well as soreness right below my nose if I press on it. The pain is off and on but sleeping has become difficult. I will be seeing a dentist when my insurance kicks in (11/26) but I need to figure something out till then.
Everytime I chew, it hurts and sometimes when I brush my teeth it hurts as well and it bleeds a little. Today, there was a weird bump feeling under my tongue and I checked in the mirror and there was a red kind of clearish bump under my left side of my tongue close to my cracked crown. There is no pain associated with the red bump. Do you know what's wrong and how I got the red bump? Please help.
( my dentist said a tooth cant crack under a crown...I disagree, and think (and hope) that might be the problem here. Anyway, I will call soon, and see what if anything can be done. The pain is not the worst I have had of course, but I dont like it either. When it affects my sleep it leaves me on the grouchy side..
Not sure how to word this. I have developed and abscess under a crown with a root canal on my lower right molar second from the end. I am now seeing an endodonist to treat the abscess and he has warned me about a possible "crack", or fracture that would require removal of the tooth. I am experiencing high levels of anxety after reading other forums on the possiblity of "jaw infection" as the xray did show a clearly deifned area of swelling where the abscess located..
Hi, I have a cracked tooth that developed an abscess. I originally posted on the question about swollen cheeks and abscesses, but I haven't had a response and my situation has changed, so I'm posting a new topic. I've been to two dentists and one endodontist this week. (I thought it best to go to a dentist on my insurance plan when I realized how expensive this would all be, which is why I went to the second dentist.) The tooth is cracked and dead. It has had no prior dental work.
BTW, even room temperature water now causes a very bad pain in the inflamed area under my crown. I had to beg her for penicillin because I am absolutely sure I have an infection. She claimed to have not seen anything. She does this a lot. I don't know what to think. The only endo specialist who takes my insurance is a 7 hour bus ride that I cannot physically handle. I did go once, last year, and he said the root canal was awful the canals look "anemic" and the margin is terrible.
I've had a couple myself and wonder if I should have just had the stupid things pulled instead of putting myself through root canal, crown and 10 years later the whole works just breaks off anyway. LOL! We had a dog who lost part of a back tooth. It cracked off but wouldn't come the rest of the way out of the gum. She had the same kind of "lump" on her face from the tooth sticking out sideways.
I live in Toronto and it was a mandatory long weekend so I ended up going to ER where I was prescribed Tramadol HCL XR (Tridural) once a day for the pain and Amoxicilin 500mg (3 times a day for 14 days) for the infection. Doc thought it to be a gum or tooth abscess. My dentist, like a lot of people here, decided to take some extra time off, I will not be able to see him before june 4, 13 days from now.
It is possible that there could be an abscess or retention of debris under the bridge. A loose crown can lead to lodgement of bacteria under it and cause bad odour.Other causes of bad breath from mouth are tooth decay, sinus disease or gum diseases or reflux disease. Tonsilloliths can also cause bad breath, sore throat, white debris, difficulty in swallowing and tonsillar swelling .These are only possibilities. Seeing a doctor for accurate diagnosis is important. Do keep me posted.
jpg[/IMG] X-Ray image above. The molar on my lower right (2nd tooth from the end) had a root canal and crown done at a very reputable dental clinic in NW Nassau several years ago, where I continue to go to recieve dental care. Before the root canal the tooth was giving me pain due to a cavity that went too deep, after the RCT I had no problems with the tooth, until late this summer, even I had swelling (but no pain) in the gum around the tooth.
I have recently had a crown on a rear bottom tooth. I had lost part of my tooth due to excessing grinding and fillings kept coming out. The dentist put in a temp filling for a few weeks. This was extremely painful for a few days, the gum went white underneath and there was a lot of pain in the jaw / gum but no pain in the tooth. I think this was due to long term problems I have with TMJ but cleared up after a few days. I returned to dentist for crown prep and explained the situation.
Infections spread rapidly in the mouth!!! Do you mean an abscess or a tumor. Abscess if you don't know is usually an infection under the tooth in the roots. I know it can be expensive but you shouldn't be in this discomfort! They use different antibiotics for different infections. I do wonder why you didn't go back before this! Dental pain can be so bad. Take care.
I have a pea-sized hard lump in my jaw right under the area that I have a broken molar where a crown once was. The remaining tooth is brownish/black. Any thoughts when the lump might be? Would Cipro help if I have a full course available? Is is really freaking me out and I won't be able to go to the Dentist for at least 8 days...
When my dentist pushed the crown back onto my tooth for a good temp. seal, I could feel pain from the crown almost as if the margins were DIGGING into my tender gums! SO PAINFUL. After the anesthesia wore off from the crown prep, my gums surrounding the crown were THROBBING and PULSATING in pain. I used floss to wiggle and almost massage the gums for relief and also took two Motrins. The pain subsided.
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