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painful gum after a crown

I had a crown put on a broken tooth 10 days ago. I still have an ulcer and quite a bit of pain on the gum under the crown. The novacaine injection hurt terribly, like never before. Could there have been some damage that I still have pain. The office told me to keep gargling with salt water. But after 10 days, the ulcer from what I think was trauma from the instruments is still here. Can this trauma cause an abscess?
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The trauma will not cause an abscess but at this point the ulcer should be healing. If it has not I would certainly have your dentist look at it.
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oral traumatic ulcer usually heals within 10-14 days uneventfully, unless secondary infection or other systemic condition present.
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Thanks for the reply. Just had Xrays done and it is not a nerve problem. Looks like I have a chemical burn from the septicaine he used. I am starting on steroids today.
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