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A 20-year-old female asked:

Root canal done 4 yrs ago, bump on gum appeared 2 years ago. changes in size often, hurts to touch, fills with fluid then drains. red & white in color?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Abscess: You should have had that abscess addressed two years ago. It is now well established and may have caused significant loss of bone at the apex of that tooth. Please have the tooth evaluated by an endodontist to determine what might be amiss and if the tooth can be retreated and saved. All the best...
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: The bump is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.

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