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Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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Pain as one symtom is more prevalent in a tooth abscess, gum abscess or gum cyst?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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Pain as one symtom is more prevalent in a tooth abscess, gum abscess or gum cyst?

Tooth abscess: All abscess hurts if it could not drain. Gum abscess usually can be drain from the side of the tooth. Gum cyst would almost never hurts unless it grows so large in size. Tooth abscess, if not drained, would hurt the most. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

Maybe: The abscess formed because an infection inside the tooth drained out into the jaw and then through the gum. You must get rid of the original infection before you can get rid of the abscess. A properly done root canal or a tooth extraction are the only two ways to accomplish this. If advanced gum disease is also present then the tooth usually must be removed. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess and gum abscess? Could one have caused the other?

Tooth abscess and gum abscess? Could one have caused the other?

Yes: A gum abscess, if left untreated, may destroy the supporting bone loss and eventually involved the bone around the apex, then the bacteria would have access to the nerve via the apex and cause tooth abscess (endodontal abscess). This is called perio-endo lesion. A tooth abscess, if left untreated, cause pulpal necrosis, cystic formation, drainage to the gum tissue causing gum abcess (endo-perio). ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more

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Dds: can a person have an infection in their gum that is not considered a periodontic abscess or tooth abscess? Abscesses seem to lead to extractions.

Dds: can a person have an infection in their gum that is not considered a periodontic abscess or tooth abscess? Abscesses seem to lead to extractions.

Yes.: Infection comes in all shapes and sizes. Consequences and treatment are also highly varied. The most important consistent point is that the sooner you do something, the better. Minimize pain, expense, and frustration and be seen right away! ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?

Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft  from the roof of the mouth?

Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find out which product you and your surgeon would most benefit from to get you the best possible result? ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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How is a periodontic abscess typically treated?

How is a periodontic abscess typically treated?

Laser: We use a nd/yag laser for most of our periodontal treatment, including treating abscesses and periodontal swellings. No flaps or stitches, rapid healing, and an excellent tissue response. ...Read more

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If antibiotics treat acne and iradicate pus why wouldn't it do the same for periodontal gum abscess that does not involve tooth root? Always incise?

If antibiotics treat acne and iradicate pus why wouldn't it do the same for periodontal gum abscess that does not involve tooth root? Always incise?

Depend on size: The decision on whether to incise a lesion or not depends on the clinical impression by your doctor of the abscess at the time of treatment. Often you need a combination of antibiotics and incision. In the mouth it's a little different than treating acne due to the environment the abscess is in. ...Read more

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Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?

Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?

Abcess: The short answer is yes, but it depends if there is still alot of pain involved or if it is draining. The abscess doesn't have to be completely gone but xrays and an exam from a dentist is needed. ...Read more

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