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I have a bubble/ boil above my 1st front tooth. I could pop it but in a couple days it refills and comes right back to its original size. What is it?

I have a bubble/ boil above my 1st front tooth. I could pop it but in a couple days it refills and comes right back to its original size. What is it?

A dental abscess: A 'parulis' is a bubble-like lesion that is near the tip of the root of an infected tooth. It's function is to drain the pus away from the infection. The bacteria that cause the infection are inside the tooth and the body's white blood cells and antibodies cannot get inside the tooth to eliminate them. Used up white blood cells are 'pus'.
See a dentist about treating the infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you pop the bubble or "pulp" above an abscess tooth?

Could you tell me what happens if you pop the bubble or "pulp" above an abscess tooth?

It partially drains.: If you have an abscessed tooth, popping the bubble will not cure the problem. The source will not go away. An antibiotic will not cure the problem. Please see your dentist to have this treated properly. Treatment may include a root canal, extraction, or a deep cleaning. Please seek treatment. It is not healthy to maintain an infection. More serious problems may result. ...Read more

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Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

It is normal: Your blood pocket (bubble) is normal, please leave it be. Disturbance of this clot can lead to increased bleeding or the loss of the blood clot and dry socket. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

Abscess: This is most likely an abscess of the tooth. You will need a root canal or extraction, but don't delay. This is very serious! ...Read more

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I had a tooth pulled today. I now have a large blood bubble where it was pulled it is pressing against my gum and has enclosed the tooth beside it.

I had a tooth pulled today. I now have a large blood bubble where it was pulled it is pressing against my gum and has enclosed the tooth beside it.

Bleeding after tooth: Extraction. A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is not uncommon. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by first rinsing or wiping any old clots from your mouth, then placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for 30 minutes. This will stop the bleeding and remove the blood bubble. If concerned call the surgeon. ...Read more

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There is a bubble/blister type thing above my tooth. What could it be?

There is a bubble/blister type thing above my tooth. What could it be?

Draining Abscess?: If the bubble is about a half inch above where the gum meets the tooth, then it may be that the tooth has an infected pulp and the infection is trying to drain through the gum. If it has a clear fluid under the gum then it could be a number of conditions from herpetic or an autoimmune process that targets the gum tissue. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom tooth extract friday 11th july, now I feel little painful I got a bubble on the back of my gum and its painfull is it normal?

I got my wisdom tooth extract friday 11th july, now I feel little painful I got a bubble on the back of my gum and its painfull is it normal?

Not normal: Call the oral surgeon or extracting dentist about this problem and they will advise you on what to do at this point. There is someone on call to take care of problems like your even on weekends so call today. ...Read more

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Small bubble on the outside of gums below the tooth I had filled 3 years ago. Sometimes holds puss, sometimes blood. What is this? How serious is it?

Small bubble on the outside of gums below the tooth I had filled 3 years ago. Sometimes holds puss, sometimes blood. What is this? How serious is it?

Fistula: Probably a fistula. It is where an abscess tooth drains the pus of the abscess. The tooth needs a root canal or extraction. While it can go a long time without pain, it could suddenly blow up to be a big deal. The nerve of a tooth can die either from a cavity or trauma. This can be without an infection or antibiotics suppressed the initial infection. But sooner or later bacteria find the it. ...Read more

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Following a root canal is it normal to have a little bubble by the tooth and hot/cold w tenderness, what to do?

Following a root canal is it normal to have a little bubble by the tooth and hot/cold w tenderness, what to do?

Bubble by the tooth: The symptoms you describe indicate an infection. Either the tooth that had the root canal treatment has not yet healed, has re-infected, has a root fracture, or it is another tooth.
See your dentist for an examination to evaluate the root canal and the neighboring teeth. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby got burn on her knee, I put tooth paste on it and it bubbled up. What should I do?

My 8 month old baby got burn on her knee, I put tooth paste on it and it bubbled up. What should I do?

Burn: Burns are common in children. Treatment depends on what u see. Just red. Lube the skin with vasoline twice a day. Blisters. U need to see a doc to drain them, then lube it with neosporin oitment twice a day. If the skin turned white and fell off, you need immediate attention with a doc. Also, since it is on the knee, it take longer to heal and needs to be wrapped with cotton gauze.. ...Read more

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I had 3 teeth out and have bubbles on the sides of my gums, why?

I had 3 teeth out and have bubbles on the sides of my gums, why?

Wound healing.: It is normal to have such "bubbles" after oral surgery. The reaction of the tissues appears "ugly" but if no pain, usually is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What types of bubble gum are good for my teeth?

What types of bubble gum are good for my teeth?

Sugar-free: Any sugar-free gum can be good for your teeth--especially if sweetened with xylitol--a cavity fighting sweetener. Be careful: at 31, you must be careful to not abuse your jaw joints (tmjs) while chewing! ...Read more

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Why is there a bubble in my gums by my back teeth?

Possible infection: This could be a sign of infection. Have you dentist check this area. ...Read more

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I've had root canals and veneers on 4 of my teeth. 1 of them has always been a little touchy. Now there is a little white bubble above it What is it?

Fistula: Is a sign that there is chronic infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a chronic dental abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more