Abscess under a crown

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Reason being, the area just underneath the cheekbone is still tender - almost a week later. The Dentist had to provide additional numbing medication during the crown prep and she also did a filling on #12 during the same visit. There is an area near #12 that feels really strange when I lightly press on the cheek.
Avatar n tn A crown fell out a week ago. It never felt right to begin with but the dentist told me to wait a few weeks - maybe it would correct itself. Well it fell out. Anyway, there is a terrible odor in this crown - no matter what I do it's still there. It's very embarassing but something I have to deal with. Any ideas? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/421094'>Bad smell near crown</a>.
Avatar f tn 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?
20847907 tn?1534543344 can tooth abscess cause a lymph node to rise i had it removed and the dentist said that there was an infection inside the tooth under the crown ( he said the tooth was split via xray ) but as he took the tooth out he said it had infection of it and gave me antibiotics
Avatar f tn 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..
Avatar f tn My face swelling has gone down a lot, its just the abscess itself now. It feels like a grape pushed up under my top lip, pushing into my nose! I hope it can be sorted out tomorrow. I'm glad a root canal isn't always like the horror stories that I have read!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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. These sympoms go away for a long period of time then they return. I can handle the discomfort but it's quite annoying. I wonder if it's time to see the dentist or just let my body try to fight this on its own...
Avatar f tn Had abscessed tooth on top under gold crown. At the same time bottom gums swelled and I was told that one of my back molars needed extracted. Had 3 teeth pulled. My gums are still swollen on bottom which all doctors say they look pink and healthy. I feel pressure in my jaw. I feel like I'm being strangled in my throat. Now I feel like I'm in a tunnel when I speak. All these symptoms came one after the other and I don't know what to do.
Avatar m tn Since I was not in pain and there was nothing evident on the x-ray, she said she would put temp crown on and when perm crown came in she would put it on with temp cement for a few months to see if there was a problem. The temp crown was fine for a few days, except the bite was too high. After a few days a bit broke off and after that there was a swishy feeling whenever I bit down but no pain. I explained this to the dentist when I went for the perm crown.
Avatar m tn The temp crown was fine for a few days, except the bite was too high. After a few days a bit broke off and after that there was a swishy feeling whenever I bit down but no pain. I explained this to the dentist when I went for the perm crown. Perm crown was put in and i found it much bigger than original tooth (level on the outside but sticks out on inside by about 1/2 a tooth) which is uncomfortable and a lot higher, so is the first tooth hit everytime I bite down.
Avatar n tn Now he says the abscess will need to be dealt with. Root canal and cerec crown. I don't have $990 for a root canal and no job and dental insurance. I feel his improper cerec job caused this bacteria and now I have a bigger problem and they get $1400 for the onlay and $990 for 2390? I don't have faith in his work now. I'm going to try to heal the abscess and not bite on that side. It was never right from the moment he gave me a shot in the gum for that tooth. He gave me 3 shots to that tooth.
Avatar n tn I am sure he will do everything he can to save the tooth. I am in your situation with broken teeth, infection and pain medicine. Its not fun. I would say from experience until the infection is cleared up some they may not attempt any procedures.... it just depends on how infected the tooth is... good luck! I hope everything goes well for you...
Avatar f tn I had digital x-rays and a consultation and it turns out there is a small abscess/some infection and a root canal (through the crown) is recommended. My question is...How "safe" is it to wait until after the new year (probably mid-January, when my dental insurance coverage starts) to get this done? I was prescribed a dose of amoxicillin to last me 21 days should the situation get worse.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I’m not a regular flosser… never have been. It’s like I felt the crown had all of a sudden loosened up on Sept 29th. Perhaps the crown wasn’t sealed properly which has allowed foreign substances to get underneath the crown causing decay to the remaining tooth on that side. I’ve been taking Clindamycin since Sept 29th as I had a supply of it on hand, and in case of infection, as I could not get into the dentist right away, I felt it was the most responsible thing I could do.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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..
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn i just noticed , my dog suddenly had a swollen ball under his eye. what could this be from?? he is eating and drinking and acting normal except the ball under his eye stands out very much and it only occurred minutes ago.. does anyone knowwhat it could be from?? and what i can do???
Avatar n tn I had a root canal and porcelain crown work done in 2007 3 days ago I woke up with a swollen cheek. 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Since I was not in pain and there was nothing evident on the x-ray, she said she would put temp crown on and when perm crown came in she would put it on with temp cement for a few months to see if there was a problem. The temp crown was fine for a few days, except the bite was too high. After a few days a bit broke off and after that there was a swishy feeling whenever I bit down but no pain. I explained this to the dentist when I went for the perm crown.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar f tn (The original root canal done about 9 years ago.) They removed the existing crown because it was a bad crown and I was planning to get a new crown anyway. They searched for any missed canals but did not find any. They successfully re-treated the tooth, however, when the Endo was sealing my roots with the guta purcha's, I could feel the heat as they sealed the canals. It was an excruciating shock of pain all the way through the infection and into my jaw bone.