What caused swelling in the gums?

16. October 2009  
Filed in Mouth, Pain and Anaesthesia


I've got a crown on -6 and several times seen laterally a swelling in the gum and tried with penecillin and several times klorheksidin pasta but it comes back, it is very sore when I press on the swelling,what can it caused??



Dear Brian,

It suggests that the tooth must rodbehandles. There is most likely an inflammation of the nerve at -6 or maybe one of the neighbouring teeth. That the tooth must rodbehandles, does not mean that you also need to have a new crown on it unless it is necessary. The dentist can rodbehandle through the crown.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen


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