dental care


Question by  Sacrina (32)

Is it normal for a temporary dental crown to smell bad?


Answer by  Anonymous

Yes - I just had a temporary dental crown removed and the smell was awful! As they are only temporary they don't fit perfectly. My dentist said it was normal for there to be a smell.... unfortunately.


Answer by  Jenniedeelo (169)

Yes it is normal to have a smell and discomfort at the crownline. It is not the crown that smells, it is the tooth that may be decaying or rotting.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Yes, it is perfectly normal for a temporary dental crown to smell. Most likely it is not the crown that smells but rather the tooth.


Answer by  Sakimbrel (10)

I work for a dentist and when a patient comes in because their crown has fallen off the dentist will drill out the old cement, there is no existing decay or toothe in the crown, but when he does this it smells really bad. is it leaking bad margins?


Answer by  Sakimbrel (10)

is it normal for a new crown to have a bad smell when it comes loose after being on for awhile?My dentist drills out the cement and the oder is horrible.Is it becase he doesn't use water,or is the crown leaking?


Answer by  Peg (459)

The tooth is actually what may smell bad because it gets ground away to remove the decay. The crown itself may not smell bad.

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