- Apr 11, 2013
I had to have my root canal retreated a couple months ago and it was very infected. The endodontist said the tooth looked great when he finished it and I was fitted with a temp soon after that and it felt fine, no pain, no real gum soreness either. Now I got the permanent crown 5 days ago. It felt fine at first but two days ago the gums started feeling very sore around the back of the crown. I thought it was just because the recent work and my gums were already pretty sensitive around that tooth and when they out the crown on it hurt a lot, they were poking around getting cement from around the gums and it was bleeding a lot. They said to rinse with warm salt water. I have been doing that but the pain seems worse. It is not horrible, but I am worried maybe the retreat didn't take. The endo said it had about an 85 percent rate of working. I bought some special mouth rinse for gum pain and it seems to help a bit. What do you think? Is this normal?