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Abscess Under Tongue
I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?
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
YES: Especially pierced tongues. Please have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more
I've just had a molar capped. Before he put the cap on my tooth, i touched it with my tongue. How long will it be before the abscess arrives?
Hopefully never1: A tooth will not abcess just because you touched the exposed tooth with your tongue. If you needed a crown, then there is obviously a lot of damage to the tooth and that can lead to further complications. Contact your dentist and he/she will be happy to explain your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 16 I have a lump inside tongue also a these two little bumps at the back side of my tongue near my teeth. Can that be an abscess. It bled when pick?
Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)
Tongue symptoms: While i can't be certain, from what you say, the halitosis probably comes from your gum abscess (bacterial odor). The changes in your tongue could be due to an overgrowth of yeast germs (fungi) than can happen when you take an antibiotic; this could cause the redness, tenderness, and white patches. Other causes of the tongue changes could be inflammation (glossitis) due to allergy or infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any swelling: In your mouth should raise a concern. It may or may not be an abscess. Regardless, any infection can spread, cause serious complications and be potentially life threatening. See your dentist as soon as possible! if symptoms worsen, especially fever, trouble breathing or swallowing, have someone take you to er of hospital or 24/7 medical facility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when i put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?
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