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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
Is it normal for gums around stainless steel crowns to be white after healing?
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.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University