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Is it possible for you to get an abscess on your tongue?

Is it possible for you to get an abscess on your tongue?

YES: Especially pierced tongues. Please have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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I have a small flap of flat gum, by my molar i can lift up with my tongue. It expanded from an abscess a while ago thats been treated, what is that?

Excess Tissue: If it is your last molar most probably it is pericoronal tissue . I suggest u see your dentist. Several treatment options. If it is gum tissue at the gum line , again see the dentist. A picture would help. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

Not abscess: But any lump and any area that bleeds should be examined. Probably nothing to worry about, but call your dentist to have areas examined if, for nothing else, peace of mind. ...Read more

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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

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Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)

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 more

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Abcess under my tongue, should I be concerned?

Abcess under my tongue, should I be concerned?

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 more

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I have a hard and tender abcess on the back of my tongue what is it?

I have a hard and tender abcess on the back of my tongue what is it?

Enlarged taste buds : Though most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, they are usually cause by some type of irritation. You should consult a doctor if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two. ...Read more

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