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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sherman Oaks
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tangsta HB User
Re: Horrible taste/smell from crown

Originally Posted by ladybud View Post
There is a good possibility you have a decaying tooth remnant and infection under the crown. You really need to get to a dentist and have this checked out. This could turn into an abcess and affect the bone the tooth is imbedded in, which is serious. Please get it checked ASAP.
Thank you. I'll make an appointment right away.

Could the infection be the result of the crown being put in improperly and if so, does the dentist have any responsibility to fix it on his own dime or at least at a discount rate? I'm asking because I currently do not have insurance and will be paying out of pocket.

I'm guessing no since it was put in over 5 years ago but just trying to cover all my bases.

Last edited by tangsta; 01-09-2013 at 09:35 PM.