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Friday, September 30, 2016
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
My son just had crowns put in
my 5 year old just had several crowns put in this weekend and the gum just around the crowns are white... is this normal?
I would recommend an examination by a pedodontist (pediatric dentist). It may be just minor trauma from the procedure; however, it is not considered healthy, and it would not hurt to get a second look. Usually white gums indicate excessive pressure on the tissue. If you press on your own gums, do you get a similar appearance?
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University