I got two new CEREC crowns in April, and within a week, I began to feel sensitivity in my teeth. Also, I have more saliva in my mouth than usual, and the corners of my mouth have sores. I also have a bitter taste and bad breath. The problem is worse when I eat sugary foods or gluten, which I don’t eat much. Could I have gotten an infection during my dental work? Or is this burning mouth syndrome? Thank you. Daryn from Charleston, SC
Thank you for your question.
Dr. Sirin would need to examine your oral tissue and same-day crowns to determine whether your symptoms are related to dental treatment or other factors.
Ask a dentist to check your same-day crowns and oral tissue to determine the cause of your discomfort
Below are some potential causes of the signs and symptoms you are experiencing:
When you have a bitter taste and bad breath, we recommend being diligent about keeping your gums, teeth, and tongue clean. Still, multiple concerns with your oral tissue need professional attention. We recommend scheduling an appointment for an exam with your dentist. If you are uncomfortable with your current dentist, find another one based on recommendations from friends or family and online reviews.
Dr. Steven Sirin, an Elgin, Illinois dentist, sponsors this post.