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Old 03-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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Lump on gum by crown

I had a crown 3 years ago and over the last 4 months a lump appeared on the gum beside it. It comes and goes but is mainly always there. It doesn't hurt. I went to the dentist who told me the crown was done incorrectly and I need to be sent to a specialist for it to be redone which will cost £600-700, and there is no NHS treatment for this issue. Apparently if I don't sort it, it could become an abcess.
Does this sound right as £700 is a lot of money and as I'm not in pain I feel there may be some other cheaper option. Please help.

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Old 03-17-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Re: Lump on gum by crown

If your crown was not done correctly, you should go back to the dentist who did it originally and it should be replaced free of charge. If this dentist refuses to do this, you should contact your local Primary Care Trust. The second dentist is wrong to say that the crown cannot be replaced under the NHS, the fee for this is £204. Again, the Trust will confirm this. However, you may have difficulty in finding a dentist who will do the work for such a small fee. The Trust should help find you a dentist.

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