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Sore gums

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Posted by: Patzeigler  (7 years ago)
Six yrs ago I had veneers put on three front upper teeth, my gums have been sore and inflamed ever since, I'm at wits end and need help. It started at the beginning with the temps, I tried crown lengthening (2) infact. Then the veneers were replaced with crowns, because they throught I was allergic to the glue and porcelain, this didn't help either. I don't grind and my flossing and brushing are very good, but no one has an answere. Could I have damage nerves from when the teeth were prepped for the veneers?
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Six yrs ago I had veneers put on three front upper teeth, my gums have been sore and inflamed ever since, I'm at wits end and need help. It started at the beginning with the temps, I tried crown lengthening (2) infact. Then the veneers were replaced with crowns, because they throught I was allergic to the glue and porcelain, this didn't help either. I don't grind and my flossing and brushing are very good, but no one has an answere. Could I have damage nerves from when the teeth were prepped for the veneers?

Never had a case like yours. Do you take Dilantin or perhaps a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure medication?
Posted 7 years ago
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Posted by: Patzeigler  (7 years ago)
I have no health issues, the only thing I use is fluocinonide cream to calm the inflamed gums. You didn't mention if this could be nerve damage from when the veneers were first put on. I'm going to a prosthodontics now and he doesn't understand the problem either, we are guessing and might have to take the crowns off one more time. I'm am so frustrated and don't know where to go or what to do. So before the crowns come off again, is there anywhere or if I were president of the united states, who or what place would you recommend?
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I have no health issues, the only thing I use is fluocinonide cream to calm the inflamed gums. You didn't mention if this could be nerve damage from when the veneers were first put on. I'm going to a prosthodontics now and he doesn't understand the problem either, we are guessing and might have to take the crowns off one more time. I'm am so frustrated and don't know where to go or what to do. So before the crowns come off again, is there anywhere or if I were president of the united states, who or what place would you recommend?

I cannot fathom nerve damage in this part of the mouth. There is no large nerve trunk to damage like in the lower jaw. Nerve damage would result in numbness, not gum inflammation.

It sounds more like an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Maybe you can have a patch test to see if you are allergic to the type of cement used? That would be my first step. Never heard of allergy to porcelain.

Mouth breathers usually have quite a bit more trouble with hyper-reacting to dental restorations, especially in the upper anterior region. Does this description fit you?

Posted 7 years ago
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Posted by: Patzeigler  (7 years ago)
It has doesn't have anything to do with allergies now, I had all the tests done when I had the veneers on, thats why they took off the veneers and did the crowns with a glue that agreed with my body. Now do you think it could be a metal problem, I mean using pure gold or could it be how my teeth were prepped? I had bridges done yrs ago from my dentist that retired and he mention that I was more sensitive, but never had a problem. Also, I tried using a mouth guard at night and it didn't work and the mouth breather doesn't make sense either, because this has been a problem for 6 or 7 yrs. And the only temporary relief I get is mint gum or a glass of wine, so this is masking the burning of the gums. I really really appreciate your help!
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It has doesn't have anything to do with allergies now, I had all the tests done when I had the veneers on, thats why they took off the veneers and did the crowns with a glue that agreed with my body. Now do you think it could be a metal problem, I mean using pure gold or could it be how my teeth were prepped? I had bridges done yrs ago from my dentist that retired and he mention that I was more sensitive, but never had a problem. Also, I tried using a mouth guard at night and it didn't work and the mouth breather doesn't make sense either, because this has been a problem for 6 or 7 yrs. And the only temporary relief I get is mint gum or a glass of wine, so this is masking the burning of the gums. I really really appreciate your help!

This one has me stumped. The same type of cement that is used for porcelain crowns is used for veneers. Some of the same porcelain used in veneers is used in porcelain crowns. if you had a reaction to veneers, you would have the same reaction to porcelain crowns.

High content gold alloys are certainly some of the least allergenic materials, but naturally we cannot use these on front teeth.

Human beings are extremely different in their immunologic responses. It would seem your immune system is hyper-sensitive, but then this should show up in sensitivity tests by an allergists

I don't have any good answers on what to do.
Posted 7 years ago
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