I had a CEREC crown placed a week ago. My gum is still hurting and it’s bleeding. How long until this gets better?
Doug K. – Ohio
If there’s any swelling, I’d suspect an infection. Hopefully, your dentist suggested you do saltwater rinses. If not, do them for a couple of days and see if that improves things. If there’s any swelling or if the pain increases, go immediately to your dentist to check for an infection.
It’s most likely your gums are irritated from placing the CEREC crowns, which can happen with any type of crown. It’s common for patients to have a little more difficulty getting between the teeth on restorations. If that’s an issue for you, it could be bacteria flourishing. If that’s the case, it’s an easy fix. Try switching to a floss pic for a bit until you get used to getting between the crown.
It should improve soon if there’s no infection, especially if you keep doing those rinses several times a day.
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