I got two crowns on Wednesday, and am very concerned with the situation on several counts.
My first sense that something was wrong was that neither of them seem to be shaped like the teeth they replace. (I have had two crowns previously, and they seemed to be shaped about like the original teeth).
I have rarely had any problems with food particles being caught between my teeth. Since getting these crowns, everything I eat seems to be getting caught especially around these crowns, but also around other teeth. I can get some of it out with floss, but cannot even get floss between one new crown and tooth behind it, not even Glide. Additionally my mouth is hurting 24/7 and chewing anything is very painful. Over the counter pain medication dulls but does not eliminate the pain
Even though it has only been four days, I seem to have a very big shift in my bite that even affects my ability to sing.
My other cause for concern is my gums. They seem to have been cut way, way back from where they were and they are still sore. Is this a normal procedure? And is there any way to get my gums back up to where they were before?
Since having the procedure done, I have heard from a former patient of his about a different but also undesirable outcome with a crown he did. Getting dental work done is very stressful for me on a good day, and given the problems I am experiencing, I am concerned about having him do additional work.
I need suggestions on a good course of action to pursue once the holiday weekend is over.