I just received my first dental crown and everything has been weird since. I am wondering if it has caused a yeast infection. I have sores in my mouth by the crown and it feels bulky. Plus, I am having extra saliva. Is this known to happen?
Truthfully, it is hard to diagnose anything without seeing you but I can try to be helful.
If there is an oral yeast infection, there would be some whitish looking material in your mouth. The sores you mentioned in your mouth could be from stress. If you had a difficult appointment, that could lead to the stress. Sometimes after a difficult appointment, people report having burning mouth syndrome. However, that is usually accompanied by dry mouth and you are reporting extra saliva so I don’t think that is it.
When patients do have a yeast infection, they will sometimes be gentle with their oral hygiene. this can also cause a vicious cycle of not solving the infection. Instead, I want you to get in there and brush and floss without treating it gingerly. Try that and see if that solves the problem.
The one thing I am curious about with this is you said the crown feels bulky. When a dental crown is well placed, you shouldn’t notice it at all. It should feel just like a tooth. So, one thing you can check is to see if the dental crown is seated properly or if it matches up with the width and surface area of your other teeth. If your dentist does not see a problem and it is still bothering you in a week or so, you may want to see another dentist for a second opinion on the crown.
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