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Pain/swelling under crown & gums above 3 front teeth???
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ballinah posted:
I have had a "temporary" crown on my upper front tooth for about 13 yrs. Yesterday I awoke with pain/throbbing under the crown & also the 2 teeth beside it.The gums above these 3 teeth are a little swollen,and my lower tooth now touches the upper front tooth with the crown on it.Today there has not been any pain,but it's uncomfortable when I close my mouth and chew on that right side.It is sort of like a numb feeling & my teeth don't feel aligned properly now.Last week I noticed a small sore spot on my upper gum,above the tooth next to the one with the crown on it.I thought it might be the start of gingivitis,or some type of infection,so I rinsed several times a day for a while w/listerene and it seemed to clear up.Now this is going on,so I'm not sure what the problem might be? If anyone has an idea, or has experienced these issues I could really use some advice/info.I cannot afford to visit a dentist,my only opption would be the E.R.,and the bill would be really expensive! Thanks in advance to anyone who could offer some insight on my issue!
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_swank_ responded:
Please don't go to the ER. It's for emergencies and this is not an emergency. It would be way more expensive than a dentist anyway. Call your county health department.


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