Why Does The Dental Crown On My Tooth Taste Bad?

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Why Does The Dental Crown On My Tooth Taste Bad?

Why Does The Dental Crown On My Tooth Taste Bad? Is a question that Tigard Dentist Dr. Justin Marostica gets from his patients on occasion. Sometimes the answer isn’t that easy and the truth is that it could be a few things. Most of the time it is not a good sign!!

This is a crown and x-ray of the crown where a patient said they were experiencing a "bad taste".
This is a crown and x-ray of the crown where a patient said they were experiencing a “bad taste”.

Occasionally a patient will say, “Every time I floss around this crown I get a bad taste.” For any dentist and especially Dr. Marostica this is usually a red flag that something is going on.  A crown on your tooth just like a normal tooth should not have a taste!  It should act and feel just like normal teeth. If the crown is done correctly before it is even done all decayed tooth structure should be removed thus ensuring that a cavity will not form under the crown.  Also all margin, or where the crown meets the tooth, should be sealed meaning no gap should exist.  This will ensure no food, bacteria, or dental plaque will get under the crown.

So what should you do if you get a bad taste from a dental crown? See you dentist immediately. When you visit the dentist he or she will take and x-ray and throughly examine the area.  It might be difficult for them to know exactly if there is a cavity and they might say the only way to know for certain is to take the crown off.  This is becaue on an x-ray you cannot see under the crown. Generally if there is a bad taste coming from the crown you should have it removed because it means there is a decay process going on with could cause you to get a toothache which might lead to a root canal or worse losing the tooth.  Whatever you do DON’T WAIT!!!

Flossing and brushing is very important to maintain the crowns on your teeth. “The number one reason crowns fail is because people don’t floss around them”, explains Dr. Marostica.  If you or someone you know is experiencing a bad taste from a tooth crown call us at TenderCare Dental in Tigard, Oregon 503-670-7088 or visit us at Tigard TenderCare Dental/

 

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