I have had a crown on my upper premolar for about seven months now. Since then, the gum (above the crowned tooth) bleeds a little when I brush and I noticed a puss in there. My new dentist said, the crown was not properly placed. There is a gap in it, which allowed bacteria to get trapped. He said it should be replaced and I will have to undergo a crown lengthening surgery. I find the procedure quite expensive and it is out of my budget for now. Is there any other option for me to treat this aside from crown lengthening? What are the risks when I postpone the treatment until I have enough money for it?
I will be so grateful for all your responses. Thanks!