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43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?

Palatal lesion: See a dentist or your PCP and have them examine you. Cannot possibly diagnose this without being able to see it and obtain a full history. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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43 year old black male, non tobacco user has a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month ?

43 year old black male, non tobacco user has a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month ?

Time to see Doctor: This type of problem needs an office visit for evaluation. Being a smoker you must make sure nothing serious is present. If the problem hasn't gone away in a month trying to ignore it further is unwise. See a physician soon! ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

In rural areas, most: Of the generalists have more experience with stuff like this, but honestly it's much better if there is any question about involvement of other structures in the head, an ENT doc or maxillofacial surgeon or dentist is a better choice. They have specialized training in surgical care and diseases that affect this region. You will get better care, as the DDS or ENT have the proper equipment for this. ...Read more

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Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Abscess on roof of mouth right behind front teeth. Painful. Help.

Phone call: Help is as close as your telephone. Please call a local dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. An abscess can be caused by a non-vital nerve or periodontal problems, conditions that you cannot treat yourself. Feel better soon.. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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Have periodontal abscess in roof of mouth and bone how can I relieve pressure and pain while on 2 antibiotics?

See a dentist: You can try salt water rinses. However, the best option is to visit your dentist and get treated. ...Read more

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To relieve pain til antibiotic i pierced abscess in roof of mouth. Drained yellow & pink but within 2 min full again and pain is so much worse. Help!

To relieve pain til antibiotic i pierced abscess in roof of mouth. Drained yellow & pink but within 2 min full again and pain is so much worse. Help!

See your dentist!: This sounds like an infection. Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! see your dentist. Solve the problem. ...Read more

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There is a blister-like abscess on the roof of my mouth. What could it be?

There is a blister-like abscess on the roof of my mouth. What could it be?

Viral or PIZZA: Many blister lesions are of viral origin, your md can help you with that. Believe it or not, I have seen many, many roof of the mouth blisters from pizza burn, hot cheese adheres to the tissue and burns it, hence a blister. It may sound strange, but I have seen it more times than i can remember. ...Read more

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Have an abscess on the roof of my mouth, not dental or incisive canal related. Left sinus has odd circular shape on xray. Could this be sinus related?

Have an abscess on the roof of my mouth, not dental or incisive canal related.  Left sinus has odd circular shape on xray. Could this be sinus related?

Possible: I would not rule it out. You should get a 3d ct scan of the head to evaluate these asap. Might start with an oral surgeon or ENT md. They may need to collaborate. Oral-antral fistulas are very tricky to get to heal. See them asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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