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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

White gums

09/06/2007

Question:

Is it normal for gums around stainless steel crowns to be white after healing?

Answer:

It's not unusual for the gums to be white soon after a stainless steel crown has been seated. The color of the gums should return to normal after a few hours. It's also possible for some excess cement to be exposed along the gum line. Have your child examined by the dentist who placed the crown to be sure.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University