At times after a crown is attached to the tooth, the gum around it turns red, gets sore, and bleeds easily when brushing and flossing. There are several reasons why it is happening:
- Poor fit between the new crown and the tooth it covers. As a consequence of it, food and bacteria deposit in hard to reach places leading to gum inflammation and decay in the tooth.
- A biologic width violation presents a persistent penetration of the crown into the gum tissue, the immune system constantly tries to stop it, and develops a persistent a gum inflammation.
- An abscess caused by a faulty root canal treatment. The encased bacteria in the root find their way out through the root leading to an infection in the bone around it.
If you suffer from bleeding gums around a crown, it is not normal and it requires an examination to determine what is the reason for it and treatment to stop it. Left untreated the condition can lead to bone loss and decay in the tooth. If you would like more information on your gum condition, please ask Dr. Kaufman or schedule an appointment for a consultation.