Signs of Infection After Dental Crown
Dental crowns are caps that are placed over a tooth in order to restore its shape, size, and strength. By getting a dental crown, you can improve the appearance of your smile and increase your confidence.
If you take good care of your teeth and crown, your crown will last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. While this is great, it’s important to understand that dental crowns, just like regular teeth, are prone to infections. Let’s take a closer look at how an infected dental crown occurs.
An infected dental crown means that the crowned tooth is infected and there is a great amount of pus that has already formed. When a dental crown is infected, the crowned tooth may extrude slightly out of its socket and its original position. This causes the infected tooth to rise higher than the teeth that surround it. If you experience an infection after getting a dental crown, you will likely notice a painful sensation every time you bite down.
If your dental crown is infected, you may also experience some swelling in the tissues that surround the impacted teeth. Since failing to treat the infection can cause it to spread and worsen, you should contact our dental office as soon as you notice you may have one.
It’s important to note that the infection may not occur immediately after your crown was put on. It may arise at a later time because you have not done a good job at caring for your teeth and crown.
Here at Wells Family Dental, we have helped many patients with infected dental crowns find relief from their pain and stop their infection from worsening. We offer same day emergency appointments and encourage you to call us at 919-266-5332 if you happen to experience an infection after you’ve had a dental crown installed.