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Temporary crowns in teeth,whitening,white and sensitive pustule on gum near teeth with crown,getting larger

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Dr. Sapan J. Pandya

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Tue, 22 May 2012 in Dental Health
Question: I recently had temporary crowns put on my teeth, and a couple of weeks later I had whitening. Now there is a white pustule on my gum not far from my two teeth with the temporary crowns. the "white zit" looking thing is getting larger and is getting sensitive
Answered by Dr. Sapan J. Pandya 49 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

You may be developing an abscess. The white pustule which you are seeing could be the opening / mouth of the abscess.

Did you undergo Root Canal Treatments (RCTs) of the two teeth?As such complications are very rare with a proper RCT.

You may have become infection during the treatment of the two teeth which you have undergone.

You may start antiseptic gargles like with Chlorhexidine, take some painkillers to alleviate the pain and may also be put on antibiotics.

I would ask you to visit your Dentist for re exploration of the repaired teeth.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.
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