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how to treat a gum boil at home

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the ... Read More
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Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: Most likely the nerve of the tooth is infected, and the inside of the tooth needs to be cleaned out by having a root canal filling done. If the tooth ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Need a Diagnosis: A gum boil is called a parulus before it breaks and a fistula when the mucous membrane is ruptured by the pus. You need to see a dentist or physician ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Gum infection: A dental x-ray is needed to properly diagnose the problem. It could be gum or tooth related or both. Either way a antibiotic may be needed. Also a ro ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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May be: If you do not have access to dental care, you can try. But it will come back unless to source of the problem has been fixed. Seek help from a qualifie ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
No: This is way to difficult to do looking in a mirror, i would be concerned that you could do quite a bit of damage in your attempt. This is a dental ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
You can: It will give you relief and you are on an antibiotic, however you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the gum boil. Which is usually afoot can ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Swish and spit with half peroxide and half mouthwash can help. Do not push hard if you are trying to drain it. Homeopathic hepar sulphricum will also ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: To check the source of "gum boil". The sooner the better before it can do more damage.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
42 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Never: Do not ever "lance a gum boil". A fistuala or gum boil is a sign of a deeper infection, the cause of which needs immediate attention. See your regul ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Proper diagnosis: First, we need to find the cause of the abscess it can be related to gum disease and poor oral hygiene or it can be sue to decay if treatment needs ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
An abscess on the...: Gums usually reflects a dental issue. See your dentist.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Papaya leaves: if you access to some papaya leaves, you can try rubbing the end of leaf with white juice coming out when you break it from the stem. Hope you feel be ... Read More

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