A 17-year-old female asked:
i had a large fistula on my gum for two weeks, and haven't seen a dentist but it's burst and disappeared now. am i going to die from infection?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
No: If it does not hurt it will be OK. Not a bad idea to talk to your family doctor or dentist.
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably not: But your dental issue has not resolved... only the symptom has gone away. Please go see your dentist to have the are evaluated and treated.
Last updated Feb 19, 2019
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