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Abscess On Gum Symptoms
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Recurring painless, clear blister on back inside gums, can this be from bruxism (no other symptoms and no abscess diagnosed with exam and xrays)?
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