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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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How do you get gum abscesses?

How do you get gum abscesses?

Poor dental hygeine: By not keeping your teeth and gums clean. Make sure you brush at least twice daily and floss your teeth! Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent dental carries (chronic infection of the gums). It's a hard habit to start, but once you start... It's well worth the effort and your teeth will thank you! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a gum abscess?

How do I know if I have a gum abscess?

See a dentist: Loose gum, bleeding, puss, pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and have the appropriate treatment provided. Without identifying the cause and having the correct treatment, the abscess will likely recur and could result in a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I have a gum abscess can I pop it myself?

You can: You can pop it, but that is hardly thorough treatment. It is not like popping a zit. You still have a serious underlying infection that needs to be treated. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you treat an abscess on your gums?

Abcessed gums: You need to be seen by a dentist to have your abcess treated. A diabetic is more sensitive to infections and the ones in your mouth are no different. Routine dental care is essential to managing diabetes. Brushing, flossing and listerine will help until you can get to the dentist. Call today and schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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How much time will an abscess in my gum last?

Hard to say..: Is this abscess being treated by a dentist? If not, then it can last a very, very long time (until the pain becomes unbearable and you have the tooth extracted). Seek the care of a local dentist to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I think I might have gum abscess, how to know?

See a dentist: A local dentist can examine the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Since you cannot treat this personally, you need to make the call... The sooner the better. ...Read more

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Can I have a gum abscess without any symptoms?

Absolutely: Gum disease in its earliest stages is "silent." if you think you have a problem, seek consultation with a pro. See your general dentist or the prosthodontist (gum specialist) that he recommends. For peace of mind call now. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

Dental abscess: Abscess is usually caused by an infection and usually needs dental evaluation for the correct treatment. Ignoring it might cause damage to the healthy tooth and might also cause the infection to spread to the jaw or the whole body (blood-poisoning). ...Read more

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What happens it I don't treat a gum abscess right away?

It'll get worse: It'll get worse and you may end up losing the tooth or even worse, end up in th er with a medical emergency. ...Read more

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A 7-year-old child with abscess on his gum; what to do?

A 7-year-old child with abscess on his gum; what to do?

Discuss with dentist: Often your dentist will rx the process with an antibiotic. An evaluation of where this originated & how it effects the existing teeth is important. ...Read more

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Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Abscess = infection: Source of infection must be resolved to affect a cure. Infection has probably damaged bone & gum. Antibiotics will control spread of infection only as long as you are taking the Med. Must see Dentist to determine cause of infection, cure, and follow-up reconstruction. Specialist referral may be prudent. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a gum abscess before it gets serious?

No timetable: If your gums are abscessed, it already means its serious. ...Read more

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My child has an abscess on the gums. What can I do with no insurance?

My child has an abscess on the gums.  What can I do with no insurance?

Community Health: Try your local community health center or if you have a university with a dental school where you can be evaluated sometimes on a sliding scale of for virtually nothing. ...Read more

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Is this enough to remove gum abscess? Http://www.Youtube. Com/watch? V=jswe8y2x0ag

Yes: Incision and drainage of an abscess can alleviate the acute problem with pain and swelling, however the actual cause of the abscess also has to be identified and treated to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to remove a gum abscess? What would I need if I wanted to do it myself?

Resolve by itself: Gum abscess resolves automatically as the underlying cause is eliminates, i.e. Root canal treatment for the tooth abscess and intrabony pocket debridement (deep clean or scaling and root planing). The temporary resolution of the abscess can be achieved with antimicrobial therapy; however, the underlying causes must be treated otherwise the abscess will recur. ...Read more

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Can u bust an abscess on your gums

Can u bust an abscess on your gums

Yes: But this is not a good idea. Not only is it unlikely to cure the condition, but if allowed to persist the infection may extend into the bones of the jaw, extend into soft tissues of the face and neck, get into the blood stream and cause endocarditis and brain abscesses and other unpleasant and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Go see a dentist asap. ...Read more