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A 16-year-old male asked:

The best way to treat a pus filled lump in my mouth on right cheek@ home? plus salivary glands are red, and swollen under tongue. what is it & is it an emergency?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Oral mass: If you have a large mass filled with puss in your mouth, I would get seen promptly. You might have an abscess .
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
There are also numerous other oral lesions that mimic a "pus filled mass." Appropriate diagnosis's essential.
Jun 27, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Yes: Any infection is an emergency as the infection spreads through your blood stream to other organs. Best way to treat it? See a Dentist. You don't have the training or experience to threat this, let alone properly diagnose it. You need about another 10 years of schooling to reach that level. See a Dentist NOW.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2020

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