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Abscess In Gum Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Which dentist(s) by name use the Regenerative Periodontal Endoscopy (RPE) to treat a gum abscess in the Miami and Broward County, Florida areas?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?
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