What are the signs of infection after getting a dental crown?


Signs of infection after getting a dental crown include:

  • redness at or around the site of the crown placement
  • swelling of the gums or jaw around the area that now has the crown
  • tenderness or pain around the crown
  • unusual warmth that you only feel in one area of your mouth and is unrelated to any hot food or drink that you may have just had
  • a clear, yellowish, or greenish fluid that is leaking out or draining around the crown
  • a fever
  • swollen neck glands (bumps at the side of your neck)
  • unusual odor around the crown or especially bad breath (from bacteria that produce gases that smell bad)
You may also notice other signs or symptoms that things just “aren't right.” If you notice any new symptom or feeling, call your dentist. If you are getting an infection, antibiotics can help treat it before it gets worse.

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