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Bad smell from crown

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Posted by: N1Farr  (10 years ago)
For the past month, I noticed a horrible smell when I floss tooth #12. This tooth has a crown for almost five years now. As days pass by, I’m beginning to have bad breath. The dentist said it was due to the faulty leaking crown. I had the crown redone with porcelain. The smell went away. However, a few days ago the smell came back. Has anyone experienced this with crown? What should I do now? Please help. It’s quite depressing.
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Posted by: xfiler100  (5 years ago)
Did the same dentist do the crown now as 5 years ago? If so, he may not be good at it. Find a new dentist. There should not be any bad smell coming from a crown. That smell is due to bacteria collecting somewhere in an area that allows the bacteria to grow. Usually it's a space where the crown doesn't fit right.
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Makes sense that bacteria have gotten in under the crown and that the crown was not sealed properly.

Posted 4 years ago
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It could also mean that you've had a failed root canal, this isn't likely. It most likely means, what was already mentioned, that your crown is loose or cracked. It is easy for food to get stuck back there if the crown is loosed or cracked. See the Resource below to see more details about a smelly crown.
Posted 3 years ago