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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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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What's the difference between a gum cyst and gum abscess?

What's the difference between a gum cyst  and gum abscess?

Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess and gum abscess? Could one have caused the other?

Tooth abscess and gum abscess? Could one have caused the other?

Yes: A gum abscess, if left untreated, may destroy the supporting bone loss and eventually involved the bone around the apex, then the bacteria would have access to the nerve via the apex and cause tooth abscess (endodontal abscess). This is called perio-endo lesion. A tooth abscess, if left untreated, cause pulpal necrosis, cystic formation, drainage to the gum tissue causing gum abcess (endo-perio). ...Read more

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Will tooth x-ray show infection with abscess or just infection or just abscess?

Will tooth x-ray show infection with abscess or just infection or just abscess?

Tooth abscess?: may show some swelling to indicate abscesses. need to a doctor to see for sure what it is ...Read more

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Could a gum abscess heal with just antibiotics?

Could a gum abscess heal with just antibiotics?

Tooth related absces: The answer is no. The underlying cause of a "gum abscess" is "dead" tissue which like a "dead" appendix, must be removed. In some abscesses of a single tooth, the "dead" tissue is inside the tooth and a "root canal" removes then may "cure" it. But "gum abscesses" can be a sign of other far more serious underlying causes like jaw cysts or tumors, which can be destructive. See your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain as one symtom is more prevalent in a tooth abscess, gum abscess or gum cyst?

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Pain as one symtom is more prevalent in a tooth abscess, gum abscess or gum cyst?

Tooth abscess: All abscess hurts if it could not drain. Gum abscess usually can be drain from the side of the tooth. Gum cyst would almost never hurts unless it grows so large in size. Tooth abscess, if not drained, would hurt the most. ...Read more

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Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Probably not!: Got me there! i din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important! ...Read more

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Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Possibly: The bump could possibly be a parulis, which is essentially a pimple formed by pus trying to push through the gingiva and exit. Or the bump could be a range of other problems. Either way, it is important to not wait to see a dentist. A new bump is not normal, and it will likely not go away on its own, so there is little point in waiting it out. ...Read more

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Can u bust an abscess on your gums

Can u bust an abscess on your gums

Yes: But this is not a good idea. Not only is it unlikely to cure the condition, but if allowed to persist the infection may extend into the bones of the jaw, extend into soft tissues of the face and neck, get into the blood stream and cause endocarditis and brain abscesses and other unpleasant and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?

Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, there may be another tooth along your bottom jaw infected, your gums may be infected, you may have an infection elsewhere in your head, or the lumps are not infection. Best to see your dentist to give definitive answers. I hope the best for you. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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Can a periapical cyst resolve on its own?

Can a periapical cyst resolve on its own?

No: Cysts do not resolve on their own. They stay the same size or grow larger over time and may become infected. As they grow, the destroy more bone. See a dentist as to your treatment options before you have an even bigger problem. ...Read more

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How soon should antibiotics start clearing up an abcess tooth/ pocket of inf on gum? Should the pocket be getting smaller?

How soon should antibiotics start clearing up an abcess tooth/ pocket of inf on gum?  Should the pocket be getting smaller?

Varies based upon...: With proper selection and dosage, antibiotics usually start to make a difference in 12-24 hours. However, unlike some other infections in the body, without removing the cause of the infection, the problem will not be solved, only to return in time, often even worse. Therefore, you have to make sure you are under the care of a dentist who will address the problem in addition to the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Abscess on infected tooth popped, is it okay to eat?

Abscess on infected tooth popped, is it okay to eat?

Yes: You can eat. You may have less pain now that the accessed popped but you still have the infection. It still needs treatment. It is not a good thing to let this infection continue, your immune system is being overworked. See a dentist about this asap. ...Read more

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Can a cyst with impacted wisdom tooth be infected, I have a swollen cheek also?

Can a cyst with impacted wisdom tooth be infected, I have a swollen cheek also?

Yes: Most dental swellings are a result of an infection. Infections can lead to very serious complications if left untreated. See your dentist immediately for an evaluation and antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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Abscessed tooth filled 2year ago feeling pain on gum when touch bump on gum but small ?

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Abscessed tooth filled 2year ago feeling pain on gum when touch bump on gum but small 
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Visit DDS ASAP: The only way to cure a recurrent dental abscess is with dental treatment. See your dentist for evaluation x-rays and dental treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more