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Smell coming from gum at front crown

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Posted by: keith_1kh1  (4 years ago)
Hi everyone back in 2010 most of my front tooth got knocked out during a soccer game, so i got a crown put on in its place. In the last while (maybe a year or so) ive been having bad breath and i couldnt realise why this was, until about a month or so when i rubbed my gum with my finger above my crown and got an awful smell from my finger (smelling like infection or even feeces) my tooth/crown isnt painful whatsoever so im just not sure what the problem could be. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated,
Here is a picture of the back of the crown, im not sure if this is what the back of a crown is meant to look like or not but i hope this picture might help diagnose my problem..
Thank you very much in advance
Keith
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Hi everyone back in 2010 most of my front tooth got knocked out during a soccer game, so i got a crown put on in its place. In the last while (maybe a year or so) ive been having bad breath and i couldnt realise why this was, until about a month or so when i rubbed my gum with my finger above my crown and got an awful smell from my finger (smelling like infection or even feeces) my tooth/crown isnt painful whatsoever so im just not sure what the problem could be. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated,
Here is a picture of the back of the crown, im not sure if this is what the back of a crown is meant to look like or not but i hope this picture might help diagnose my problem..
Thank you very much in advance
Keith


Boy, that is one fat over-contoured crown.

Have your dentist take an x-ray. It is almost certain from your description that the pulp has died and abscessed, and pus is coming through the gums. At best, you need a root canal. Sometimes the roots of traumatized teeth resorb and an extraction is necessary.
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