porcelain veneers irritating my gums

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by sean, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. sean

    sean Guest

    Hi,

    About 4 years ago I had several teeth veneered and capped because of
    discoloration to my teeth from taking tetracycline as a child.

    Since then, my gums around the edges of my teeth have never been
    tight, like the rest of my mouth where no veneers and caps are placed.
    So the gums are slightly swollen and bleed many times during my
    flossing.

    It's annoying cause I brush my teeth and gums 3x a day, and floss
    twice. I even gargle a 50/50 mixture of Listerine and hydrogen
    peroxide 2x a day and take my vitamins and extra C just for good
    measure.

    I went to a dentist several months ago and he said that it sounds like
    my gums are being irritated my the porcelain veneers and caps and that
    what he could do is to sort of cut away the gum from the porcelains so
    they wouldn't be rubbing and causing this inflammation.

    Does this sound like the right thing to do, and if not, what should I
    do?

    Thank you,
    Sean
     
    sean, Sep 9, 2003
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  2. sean

    Dr Steve Guest

    Sean,

    Get an appointment with a periodontist and see if there is a simpler
    approach available to you. The crowns and veneers may be too bulbous, in
    which case they need to be replaced. Your home care may be perfect
    elsewhere, but lacking in this region. You may have hyperplastic gum
    tissue. It may be something else entirely.

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  3. sean

    sean Guest

    Good advice. So a peridontist, as opposed to someone in general dentistry?

    You mentioned that the crowns/veneers may be too bulbous and that I may have
    hyperplastic gum tissue. Well the crowns/veneers are definately larger than
    my original teeth and my gums were pushed up higher with these new crowns. So
    basically I used to have smaller teeth and showed more gums, now the opposite
    is true, despite the fact that my smile looks nice. This all leads to me
    wondering if I just have now excessive gum material that needs trimmed?

    regards,
    sean



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  4. sean

    Dr Steve Guest

    Can't say with seeing you in person. Get the second opinion.

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  5. sean

    WB Guest

    On 9 Sep 2003 09:38:57 -0700, (sean) wrote:

    Try getting a cleaning first. you may just have some subgingival calculus.
    The margins can be evaluated at that time.
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  6. Yes if that is the problem. How old are you?

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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Sep 10, 2003
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  7. I can make up a word ......


    Acute bulbousitis .........


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  8. sean

    sean Guest

    35 years old. And by the way, I got a check up back in March.
    In addition, I've had my teeth first veneered in 1985, so this latest redo
    took place in 1999. And, again, it's not much noticeable except by me and the
    dentist and the bleeding situation during flossing. So I'm hoping this is
    something that can be easily cured without riping my mouth all up again. It's
    very frustrating.

    thanks,
    sean


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    sean, Sep 11, 2003
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  9. Yup,,,,,,, if something NEEDS doing, do it. If something wants doing
    because the dude has excess cash,. take this as a cautionary tale
    .........


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