Can you get tooth infection with veneers? (2023)

What happens if you get toothache with veneers?

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity After Veneers

There are two main causes of tooth pain after veneers: enamel loss and improper bite. The good news is that the pain is temporary and can usually be managed with mild pain medications and other basic precautions.

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Can you get an abscess with veneers?

If You Have Porcelain Veneers and an Abscess

Although antibiotics can treat the infection, your dentist needs to remove the diseased tooth pulp. Leaving it untreated will compromise your oral and overall health. If your porcelain veneer was correctly placed, it should remain intact.

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Can bacteria get under veneers?

Dental veneers will cover your natural teeth, but they don't cover them completely. Instead, your natural teeth are still exposed and can fall victim to decay due to oral bacteria.

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What happens if you get a cavity with veneers?

If a tooth with a veneer develops a cavity, your dentist will need to treat the cavity. Prolonged tooth decay can lead to the veneer failing or the whole tooth needing to be pulled. Sometimes, it may be necessary for your dentist to remove the veneer to treat tooth decay.

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What they don t tell you about veneers?

The ceramic veneers attached to your teeth are extremely thin – so thin, you can often see through them before they are attached. After the veneers have been installed and the mouth has healed, most patients can't even tell the difference between the veneers and their natural teeth.

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Why does my veneer hurt years later?

Maybe there is a leak between your porcelain veneer and your natural tooth. So, that should be checked out. The other reason could be if your bite is off. If the teeth are hitting incorrectly when you bite down, that could also cause sensitivity.

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What are the symptoms of a tooth infection spreading?

  • Severe, constant, throbbing toothache that can spread to your jawbone, neck or ear.
  • Pain or discomfort with hot and cold temperatures.
  • Pain or discomfort with the pressure of chewing or biting.
  • Fever.
  • Swelling in your face, cheek or neck that may lead to difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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Can veneers cause gum infection?

Position of your veneers – If your veneers are too deep beneath your gumline, they can interfere with healthy gum attachment and cause inflammation and infection. Sensitivity to veneers – Although porcelain or ceramic allergies and sensitivities are rare, they can happen.

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How do you stop veneer pain?

Warm salt water rinses (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication (one tablet of Tylenol or ibuprofen (Motrin) every three to four hours) should ease any residual discomfort. Don't be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days.

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Can veneers cause nerve damage?

When your teeth are prepped for porcelain veneers, there is hardly any tooth structure removed, maybe 1/2 a millimeter. In some cases no structure has to be removed, but this isn't very common. Because of how little is removed, there is rarely any nerve damage at all.

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Can veneers cause root canal?

Most preparation cuts ridges into the surface of the tooth. However, some dentists go too deeply, or even place crowns under the guise of veneers. Doing either of these things will cause significant stress on the surrounding teeth. The stress could be the cause behind the root canal.

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