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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

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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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 that's been treated, what is that?

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 that's been treated, what is that?

Why guess?: That's all we can do over the internet. See your own dentist who can actually examine you and determine what, if anything is wrong and how best to treat it, if necessary. ...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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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?

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?

Difficult to: Diagnose without an x-ray and examination. Probably would be prudent to get evaluated by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can untreated abscessed tooth cause tongue lesions and pain?

Can untreated abscessed tooth cause tongue lesions and pain?

Pain yes: Tongue lesions, no.
However swelling below the tongue can occur. ...Read more

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I'm 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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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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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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Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

All abscesses: Require drainage for proper healing. Regardless of location. ...Read more

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I have a abscess in my mouth can I pop it?

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I have a abscess in my mouth can I pop it?

Not recommended: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The cause of the infection should be removed by your dentist to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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Is the mass in the roof of my mouth an abscess or could it be something else?

Is the mass in the roof of my mouth an abscess or could it be something else?

Depends: A torus (as in the center of the picture) is a bone extension on the roof of the mouth which may increase in size over time. Also, if large enough, you may scratch it with hard, crunchy foods or burn it from hot foods. See your dentist so they may actually see why you are referring to and determine if any treatment is even necessary. ...Read more

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Mouth abscess and ringing in my ears, what's wrong?

Mouth abscess and ringing in my ears, what's wrong?

Separate problems: 1. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See a dentist ASAP.
2. Researchers still aren’t entirely sure what happens in the auditory system to cause tinnitus. See an ENT if you’ve had ringing in your ears for more than 3 months. ...Read more

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I have an abscess on my left top gum in my mouth, what is it?

? infection: Oral abscesses or ulcerations are most commonly caused by infections, be they viral or bacterial. See a dentist or health care provider to get it looked at and properly treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an abscess or a mouth ulcer?

How do I know if I have an abscess or a mouth ulcer?

See a dentist: See a dentist who can examine you and answer that question for you. It is not wise to try to diagnose yourself by doing research on the internet or having us venture a guess or give you some basic guidelines. ...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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How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

Several days: How quickly it decreases is dependant on the severity of the swelling to begin with and how it is treated. If antibiotics alone are used it may take days. In addition,
if an incision and drainage is also performed, the swelling may be reduced more quickly. ...Read more

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I have an abscess in my mouth and my face has slightly slanted and I want to know does that have something to do with my abscess or is it something serious?

I have an abscess in my mouth and my face has slightly slanted and I want to know does that have something to do with my abscess or is it something serious?

SEE DDS ASAP: Go see your dentist ASAP. An abscess needs to be treated immediately. If the external portion of your face is already distorted, an infection is evident and if you wait it will be worse and possibly need to be treated in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess under a full mouth bridge?

Determine the source: An abscess under a bride could be cause by something as simple as popcorn getting stuck under it. Each cause (root canal infection, gum infection, food trap) has a different treatment so you should see your dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had tooth extracted while abscessed and my mouth is still aching and in pain. What do you suggest?

Had tooth extracted while abscessed and my mouth is still aching and in pain. What do you suggest?

Post op check: Lots of things can cause this.
1. Infection still active
2. Foreign particle in the socket
3. Normal healing is slow.
Physical trauma.

Have it looked at by the guy who extracted the tooth. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an abscess in the gum to spread in the mouth?

It may not spread.: Oral infections (bacterial) tend to become self-limiting in time. They will tend to establish drainage after a while and that limits their tendency to spread, assuming that a persons immune system is in good shape.
Viral infections can continue to spread. A course of antibiotics can usually determine if it is bacterial or viral in origin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscess in the mouth to decrease after taking amoxycillin?

How long does it take for an abscess in the mouth to decrease after taking amoxycillin?

An abscess: Often times should be drained. A true abscess can be walled off so that antibiotics may not be able to reach it so well. If after 5 days there is not significant improvement of being on the antibiotic and whatever gargling instructions you may have been given, I would return to the dentist/ oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause mouth pain/swollen face besides an abscess?

See your dentist: A fractured root, periodontal disease, inflamed temporomandibular joint, allergic reaction and trauma can contribute to facial swelling. ...Read more

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I was on antibiotics for a week last week for a mouth abscess. I have been very weak ever since. How do I get back to normal?

Consider all factors: Did you alter your diet while the infection was in full bloom?
Did the antibiotics affect your GI tract?
Infections can tax a persons strength/energy/etc. Focus on a proper diet for another week, or so. Then re-evaluate. If still no improvement, see your dentist/physician for followup. ...Read more

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When u have a abscess do it hurt the whole mouth and tbe head and around the nose pleaz help?

Please Clarify: First, I am sorry to report but the question is quite confusing. What is the context of your infection? Why are you not on antibiotics or having the abscess drained? But, infected cystic abscesses cause a lot of pain. ...Read more

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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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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