My dentist left some cement around my crown that was on my front tooth. I had been hurting for weeks after the crown. The dentist kept telling me that it was normal, but eventually it got so bad I couldn’t handle it. When I took some tweezers to it I found the cement. When I pulled the cement out I instantly felt better. Is this common? Did I do something wrong by pulling out the cement?
Sylvia J.- Bella Vista, AR
No, this is not common. It is actually considered a bad dentistry to leave cement around a crown. No, you didn’t do any harm. However I would like to make certain that you got all the cement, otherwise the inflammation will get worse. I’m also curious as to what kind of crown your dentist put on your front tooth. Was it an all-porcelain crown or a porcelain fused to metal crown? If you’re not sure, ask. You should only have an all porcelain crown put on a front tooth for appearance reasons.
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