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Why do my gums bleed around my crown?

I am a 34 year old male. My gums bleed around my crown. What could be the cause?

9 Answers

Should not. Needs to be seen by your dentist for cleaning or recontouring of your crown
There are many reasons why, I recommend going to your dentist so they will be able to help you out.
You have some inflammation in the gum around the crown. I would recommend very good home care in that area to see if the situation improves. You could try first the Keyes method. Take a capful of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, add about a quarter teaspoon of salt. Dip your toothbrush in that peroxide salt solution then place the wet brush in some dry baking soda and work that mixture around the gum that bleeds. Then rinse your mouth out with water. You could also try using Listerine mouthwash. My home care is: first, swish and spit out with Closys. Then, brush for 2 minutes with Crest Regular paste. Next, floss and then use Listerine followed by ACT. Do this routine after breakfast and before bed. If doing that home care does not stop the bleeding around the crown, then have a dentist check the area. Taking vitamin C is also helpful for keeping gums healthy.
The gums are inflamed. The cause can be layers or invasion of the biologic width.

Either you are accumulating plaque around your crown because you are not cleaning the area well, or the crown has a ledge that traps plaque or the crown is too bulky and irritates the gum around it. Anyway you look at it, your gum should be the same around your crown as around your natural teeth. Concentrate on your oral hygiene first. Make sure you are brushing and flossing well and that the area around the crown is clean. If you are satisfied that you can clean no better, return to the dentist who delivered the crown. The area should be checked and/or adjusted or the crown should be remade if there is a problem with the margin of the crown.
There are a number of reasons that your gums bleed around your crown. First, it needs to be determined how well your home care actually is. Do you have bleeding elsewhere in your mouth? You may need to use either floss or a rubber tip to clean and stimulate the gums in that area properly. It’s possible that something is lodged within the gum tissue that is causing bleeding and inflammation. It’s also possible that you have an ill-fitting crown that needs to be replaced. The only way to determine the actual cause of the bleeding is to seek out a dentist that you can trust to evaluate your particular situation. I suggest that you reach out for an evaluation as soon as possible in order to resolve the bleeding, and to confirm that there is nothing more serious acting as the source of your bleeding.
There are a number of possibilities. Make sure you are practicing good home care, like brushing and flossing. Beyond that, if the margin is deep under the gum, residual cement left unremoved, and lastly, if the crown has mediocre to poor fit, this can cause what you describe.

Typically, it is plaque that is getting left around the crown. Make sure and brush 3 times a day and floss 1 time a day. Go see your dentist and get a teeth cleaning, bring it up and let them evaluate and see if there is any other concern there.  
Porcelain is irritant to the gum tissue