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Absessed (sp) gums & gum sores?

Absessed (sp) gums & gum sores?

Absessed gums&sores: Gum absess is the result of an infection or trauma.Usually trated with antibiotics, pain killers and if it does not drain by itself, than it has to be opened to drain the puss. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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


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If you get an absess on your gums can you pop it?

If you get an absess on your gums can you pop it?

No: You need an oral surgeon to properly incise and drain the abscess and an xray to determine the source of abscess, so that it wont come back. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin be used to treat absessed gum?

Can azithromycin be used to treat absessed gum?

Azithromycin: Yes, it can be, assuming that all the organisms involved are sensitive to azithromycin. This is not necessarily the therapy of choice for every doctor or dentist, but should probably work. ...Read more

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I have an absess running along my gum line that is swallen what can i do to reduce it?

I have an absess running along my gum line that is swallen what can i do to reduce it?

Swollen Gum lime: If your gum is swollen It could be a number of things. It could be something serious like an abscess, or it could be something as simple as food impaction around your teeth. This is not something to take lightly because if it is an abscess, it could become life threatening. I would recommend you go see your dentist and determine what is causing this swelling. ...Read more

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Will a dental absess cause your cheeks or gums to swell?

Will a dental absess cause your cheeks or gums to swell?

Swollen cheeks/gums: A dental abcess can cause swollen cheeks and gums, as can many other infections. Check with your dentist to have this treated. The longer you wait, the worse it can become! ...Read more

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Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and have the appropriate treatment provided. Without identifying the cause and having the correct treatment, the abscess will likely recur and could result in a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I have a gum abscess can I pop it myself?

You can: You can pop it, but that is hardly thorough treatment. It is not like popping a zit. You still have a serious underlying infection that needs to be treated. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you treat an abscess on your gums ?

How do you treat an abscess on your gums ?

Abcessed gums: You need to be seen by a dentist to have your abcess treated. A diabetic is more sensitive to infections and the ones in your mouth are no different. Routine dental care is essential to managing diabetes. Brushing, flossing and listerine will help until you can get to the dentist. Call today and schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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How much time will an abscess in my gum last?

Hard to say..: Is this abscess being treated by a dentist? If not, then it can last a very, very long time (until the pain becomes unbearable and you have the tooth extracted). Seek the care of a local dentist to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I think i might have gum abscess, how to know?

See a dentist: A local dentist can examine the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Since you cannot treat this personally, you need to make the call... The sooner the better. ...Read more

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Can I have a gum abscess without any symptoms?

Absolutely: Gum disease in it's earliest stages is "silent." if you think you have a problem, seek consultation with a pro. See your general dentist or the prosthodontist (gum specialist) that he recommends. For peace of mind call now. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

Dental abscess: Abscess is usually caused by an infection and usually needs dental evaluation for the correct treatment. Ignoring it might cause damage to the healthy tooth and might also cause the infection to spread to the jaw or the whole body (blood poisoning). ...Read more

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What happens it i don't treat a gum abscess right away?

It'll get worse: It'll get worse and you may end up losing the tooth or even worse, end up in th er with a medical emergency. ...Read more

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A 7 year old child with abscess on his gum; what to do?

A 7 year old child with abscess on his gum; what to do?

Discuss with dentist: Often your dentist will rx the process with an antibiotic. An evaluation of where this originated & how it effects the existing teeth is important. ...Read more

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Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Abscess = infection: Source of infection must be resolved to affect a cure. Infection has probably damaged bone & gum. Antibiotics will control spread of infection only as long as you are taking the Med. Must see Dentist to determine cause of infection, cure, and follow-up reconstruction. Specialist referral may be prudent. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a gum abscess before it gets serious?

No timetable: If your gums are abscessed, it already means its serious. ...Read more

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My child has an abscess on the gums. What can I do with no insurance?

My child has an abscess on the gums.  What can I do with no insurance?

Community Health: Try your local community health center or if you have a university with a dental school where you can be evaluated sometimes on a sliding scale of for virtually nothing. ...Read more

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Is this enough to remove gum abscess? Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=jswe8y2x0ag

Yes: Incision and drainage of an abscess can alleviate the acute problem with pain and swelling, however the actual cause of the abscess also has to be identified and treated to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to remove a gum abscess? What would i need if i wanted to do it myself?

Resolve by itself: Gum abscess resolves automatically as the underlying cause is eliminates, i.e. Root canal treatment for the tooth abscess and intrabony pocket debridement (deep clean or scaling and root planing). The temporary resolution of the abscess can be achieved with antimicrobial therapy; however, the underlying causes must be treated otherwise the abscess will recur. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...Read more

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My gum hurts even after an abscess was treated and it happens right after a new filing was put. Why is that?

Sensitivity: Certainly after an operation and cavity procedure, the gums can be inflamed and sensitive. If it persists, then see the dentist and get an evaluation of the area. There are some crams that can help, but get eval to assure all is stable and the area is not infected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more