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Posted on Mon, 10 Nov 2014
Question: Hi, I recently had a temporary crown put it. I am in absolute agony since. the dentist filed it down as she said the bite was wrong, however it still hurts really badly. she prescribed methylprednisolone but when I read about it was very uncomfortable to take it. it looks too strong with too many side effects. is there something else I can take to help with either a potential infection or inflammation ?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
improper fitting of crown, gum infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX,

Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic .
This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query.

Read your query and understand your concern as you feel discomfort and have sign of Infection and inflammation after putting temporary crown this can be due to some reason :
- Improper bite ( not having proper occlusion)
- lmproper placement of crown , wrong impression , forcibly placement of crown in gingival magin causing discomfort .
- Temporary crown that was placed was high thats why it is causing you discomfort and inflammation .
- Tooth with crown having infection at apex of root (periapical abscess) .
- Allergic reaction to material of crown .

Dont be worried so much XXXXXXX I will suggest you to some easy remedies :
- Do XXXXXXX warm saline rinses two - three times a day .
- Avoid hot and spicy food , acidic food like coffee , soft drinks.
- Increase fluid intake take plain water in short intervals.
- Take nutritious healthy diet , green leafy vegetables.
- You can take medicine like Novamox LB and Ketrol Dt by consulting with your local doctor.
- You can take vitamin C supplements with folic acid .
Medicines are over counter at most of the places you can check with your pharmacist.

If your symtoms persist despite aforementioned treatment , consult dental surgeon for visual examination and investigations IOPA xray of tooth to rule out cause of infection .

Hope I have answered your query.
If you have further query I will be happy to help.
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Brief Answer: improper fitting of crown, gum infection. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Thanks for consulting Healthcare magic . This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query. Read your query and understand your concern as you feel discomfort and have sign of Infection and inflammation after putting temporary crown this can be due to some reason : - Improper bite ( not having proper occlusion) - lmproper placement of crown , wrong impression , forcibly placement of crown in gingival magin causing discomfort . - Temporary crown that was placed was high thats why it is causing you discomfort and inflammation . - Tooth with crown having infection at apex of root (periapical abscess) . - Allergic reaction to material of crown . Dont be worried so much XXXXXXX I will suggest you to some easy remedies : - Do XXXXXXX warm saline rinses two - three times a day . - Avoid hot and spicy food , acidic food like coffee , soft drinks. - Increase fluid intake take plain water in short intervals. - Take nutritious healthy diet , green leafy vegetables. - You can take medicine like Novamox LB and Ketrol Dt by consulting with your local doctor. - You can take vitamin C supplements with folic acid . Medicines are over counter at most of the places you can check with your pharmacist. If your symtoms persist despite aforementioned treatment , consult dental surgeon for visual examination and investigations IOPA xray of tooth to rule out cause of infection . Hope I have answered your query. If you have further query I will be happy to help.