Hello. I had a root canal about 6 months ago and they just recently put my crown on. Before all if this ,my tooth was abseced and it smelled horrible. Now that I got the perm crown put on, it still hurts when food gets caught in there and it still smells when I rub my tooth and floss. Why is this ? My dentist told me it might need to heal more? But for all the money I paid I didn't expect pain and smell
Bad Smell in Between Tooth, and Light Pain when I Get Food Stuck?
Doctor Answers (6)
Pretty simple cause. In simple terms it is called an open contact. When the contact between teeth is not tight or solid, food is forced between the teeth causing pain and odor. Issue is crown does not fit correctly and should be remade at no charge. Best of luck, Marty Gorman,DDS
Gums hurt and smell bad
Hello, and thanks for your question. If food continues to get caught in the areas between your teeth, that is definitely a possible culprit for what you've been experiencing. When food gets caught and is not removed, the bacteria causes odor, as well as tenderness of the gums. It's possible that the areas between your teeth are "too loose", and checking with your dentist will help determine the next course of action and possibly "tightening" those areas so that food doesn't get caught anymore. Thanks for your question!
Foul smell and/or bleeding are usually indicative of gum inflammation or decay. Also, food getting stuck between the crown and adjacent tooth is due to open contact. This should not be. Either have the crown replaced with better contacts, or have a filling placed/replaced on the adjacent tooth to achieve appropriate contact
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