I have got root canal treatment couple of years ago and the cap didn't fit in place right. Now I could feel there is a slight gap in between the gum and tooth, and I have severe pain while eating and even when ideal. I could even sense that the food particles are entering to the inner part of the gums as there is a slight gap between tooth and gums. Wat to do? And will the food particles cause harm if I delay in treating the tooth? I fear of tooth decay leading to septic. Any time being remedies and answers are much appreciated.
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I would like to answer your query in two parts. Firstly you said you have gap in the crown and gums. l would recommend you to get the replacement for the ill fitting crown. Secondly you said you had undergone root canal treatment of the tooth. If treated properly and there is no periapical infection you won't have pain in that specific tooth. There might be cavities in formed in the adjacent teeth due to food lodgement and pain might be due to decay.
Refer to a specialist center, they will take an X-ray and find the tooth involved and do the root canal treatment of the involved tooth. For replacement of crown refer to a Prosthodontist.
use warm saline gargle to maintain a debris free oral environment till you get further treatment done.
You must get the crown replaced. If food impaction continues you will get a deep pocket in your gums and infection there. Getting a well fitting crown will help. Get an X-ray done before that to check the status of the root canal tooth
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