Dental crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth, providing strength and protection, and improving appearance and functionality. Clifford C. Compton, III, DDS, PA, is well known for exemptional dentistry in Concord, NC. We provide high-quality dental implants.
While dental implants and crowns are designed to be durable, there are instances when issues may arise. Recognizing the warning signs of dental crown problems is crucial for addressing them promptly.
Discomfort or Pain
If you experience persistent discomfort or pain around a dental crown, it may indicate an underlying issue. This could be due to an ill-fitting crown, an infection, or nerve damage. Discomfort may range from mild sensitivity to severe throbbing pain. It is important to consult your family dentistry specialist to determine the cause and seek appropriate treatment.
Swelling or Redness Around the Gum Line
It may indicate infection if you notice swelling, redness, or inflammation around the gum line adjacent to the dental crown. Bacterial growth can occur if there is a gap or opening between the crown and the gums, allowing bacteria to enter. This condition, known as peri-implantitis or peri-crowns, requires immediate attention to prevent further complications.
If you notice any of these warning signs, scheduling an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible is crucial. Do not hesitate to contact Clifford C. Compton, III, DDS, PA so we could evaluate, diagnose, and provide the appropriate dental care.