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Drain Gum Abscess
I drained pus from gum abscess--all ok. No pus now; a very tiny bead of fluid about ready (or not) to drain by itself. I help it along? Under care.
Yes, you can: If pain does not occur, it is best to let the health care provider to take a look to determine the drainage tract (where it originates from).See 2 more doctor answers
Call dentist: Just because the abscess is draining does not mean the tooth is fine. The bacteria are festering in the bone or gum tissue, and the cause of the abscess needs to be determined and treated. Failure to treat can cause further breakdown of the tooth and bone, and result in the loss of that tooth.See 2 more doctor answers
What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?
Maybe: The abscess formed because an infection inside the tooth drained out into the jaw and then through the gum. You must get rid of the original infection before you can get rid of the abscess. A properly done root canal or a tooth extraction are the only two ways to accomplish this. If advanced gum disease is also present then the tooth usually must be removed.See 1 more doctor answer
Tooth/gum abscess my boyfriend had a tooth filled before I met him. I tooth was abscessed and recently he lost the tooth. He tells me that the gum itself abscesses near where the tooth was. He has to drain it a couple times a month. This worries me an
See your dentist: Tooth/gum abscess should be treated as early as you can since most of the destruction can be reverse in the case of early treatment. The cost of treatment is also less expensive. Moreover, the tooth can be saved most of the time and thus eliminating the cost of tooth replacement. Abscess may come and go but the tooth will go after a while.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
No: You can cause more damage to yourself.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Cold will help pain: Cold will help temporarily, but you need to see a dentist for definitive help.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
No timetable: If your gums are abscessed, it already means its serious.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Call your dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed.See 2 more doctor answers
Call a dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed.See 2 more doctor answers
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