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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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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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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

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 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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Gum recession and abscess on front teeth, what to do?

Gum recession and abscess on front teeth, what to do?

Treatment: You need to be treated for the infection. It may be caused by periodontal disease, it may be from a non-vital nerve.. Can't tell over the internet. Please make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, there may be another tooth along your bottom jaw infected, your gums may be infected, you may have an infection elsewhere in your head, or the lumps are not infection. Best to see your dentist to give definitive answers. I hope the best for you. ...Read more

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Abscessed tooth filled 2year ago feeling pain on gum when touch bump on gum but small ?

Abscessed tooth filled 2year ago feeling pain on gum when touch bump on gum but small 
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Visit DDS ASAP: The only way to cure a recurrent dental abscess is with dental treatment. See your dentist for evaluation x-rays and dental treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Possibly: The bump could possibly be a parulis, which is essentially a pimple formed by pus trying to push through the gingiva and exit. Or the bump could be a range of other problems. Either way, it is important to not wait to see a dentist. A new bump is not normal, and it will likely not go away on its own, so there is little point in waiting it out. ...Read more

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

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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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Tooth extraction after severe infection upper on antibiotics chance of Ludwigs angina??

Tooth extraction after severe infection upper on antibiotics chance of Ludwigs angina??

Not likely: It is a rare condition but potentially serious and life-threatening disorder. The good news is prevention of this disease is possible with good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Does flu cause a gum abscess?

Does flu cause a gum abscess?

Probably not: It is most likely a coincidence. Most gum abscess are coming from a bad tooth. Please see your dentist before you lose a tooth. ...Read more

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Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typically will not cause pus pockets in the throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a ...Read more

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How soon should antibiotics start clearing up an abcess tooth/ pocket of inf on gum? Should the pocket be getting smaller?

How soon should antibiotics start clearing up an abcess tooth/ pocket of inf on gum?  Should the pocket be getting smaller?

Varies based upon...: With proper selection and dosage, antibiotics usually start to make a difference in 12-24 hours. However, unlike some other infections in the body, without removing the cause of the infection, the problem will not be solved, only to return in time, often even worse. Therefore, you have to make sure you are under the care of a dentist who will address the problem in addition to the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a gum cyst and gum abscess?

Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own. ...Read more

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Could a gum abscess heal with just antibiotics?

Could a gum abscess heal with just antibiotics?

Tooth related absces: The answer is no. The underlying cause of a "gum abscess" is "dead" tissue which like a "dead" appendix, must be removed. In some abscesses of a single tooth, the "dead" tissue is inside the tooth and a "root canal" removes then may "cure" it. But "gum abscesses" can be a sign of other far more serious underlying causes like jaw cysts or tumors, which can be destructive. See your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

Tooth infection?: Symptoms of any infection are those due to the body's attempts to fight the disease and this creates inflammation. That includes swelling, tenderness, pain, fever, redness, change in tissue so that it becomes hard to the touch. Sorry but do not know what a "sealed nerve" is. ...Read more

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Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. No redness but swollen. Burning pain and mucosa sensitive. Salty when push on. Wis tooth cavity?

Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. No redness but swollen. Burning pain and mucosa sensitive. Salty when push on. Wis tooth cavity?

Likely not: Probably a pericoronitis, or inflammation and infection of tissue over/around the wisdom tooth. Hot salt water rinses, massaging with index finger might help a little. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP. Good Luck. ...Read more

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