- Feb 26, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear about your experience. I had my 4 front teeth done as well and I’ve been fighting anxiety/depression about it. I can’t stop thinking about them. It’s my first thought in the morning and my last before bed. Can I ask how you know your body was rejecting the cement? My new dentist said I might have to get more gum removed or that I’m allergic to the cement and that is why my gum is swollen. This scares me I can’t even think about what more can happen.
Hi there - I'm sorry you are in this too, but you aren't alone. I had what looked like a red line all along my gums above the six veneers and random bleeding, especially triggered by flossing. I had functional crown lengthening done and I was lucky it turned out looking great. It got significantly better but there's still some redness (no bleeding). PLEASE really do your research on your gum doctor...get a few opinions. I saw many before settling on one with the best reviews.
This is a deduction process.
The next step if there is still irritation is to rule out a oral hygeine issue (I was given a prescription mouthwash/used a sulca brush/flossed twice a day). Don't shy away from the operated area once it is safe to brush. I let my gums become more irritated by trying to avoid the area after the surgery. Big mistake.
If there is still redness at your checkup, you will be told to go for allergy testing : contact all clinics that worked on you and get all the safety data sheets for all the materials in your mouth, INCLUDING the safety data sheets for the glues you are considering using if you need to re-do it. The allergist can source all those materials.
If it turns out you are not allergic, then perhaps you need to have a bit more gum taken off.
Go the allergy route first as it is the least invasive. Once you remove gum, you run the risk anyway of having to redo all the work as there's a chance the top of your real teeth will start to be exposed.
I should note, there's also a chance it is "epigenetic"--whereby your previously inflammed tissue is telling the new cells coming in to be inflammed...so you may never totally rid yourself of that inflammation (this is what my gum specialist told me).
My thoughts are with you. I know how painful and shameful this whole thing is. I am praying for the day I get this resolved and can think about something other than my stupid teeth.
You will get through this.