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Gum Boils In Children
Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible.See 1 more doctor answer
An abscess on the...: Gums usually reflects a dental issue. See your dentist.
Papaya leaves: If you access to some papaya leaves, you can try rubbing the end of leaf with white juice coming out when you break it from the stem. Hope you feel betterSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a gum boil/abscess for almost six weeks but I'm too afraid of dentists to get it looked at. What should I do?
Professional care: Time to grow up and take responsibility for yourself. You have a serious localized infection that requires immediate care before it becomes an acute generalized infection. Your Dentist will be able to treat your infection carefully and painlessly. No pill, salve, snake oil, fix this. The longer you wait, the more severe the problem, the more extensive and costly the repairs. Call Dentist NOW!See 1 more doctor answer
I think I have gum boil on the inside of my gums. I wear braces, and I wanted to know if this is a common thing with braces. It formed a few days ago.
Gum infection: A dental x-ray is needed to properly diagnose the problem. It could be gum or tooth related or both. Either way a antibiotic may be needed. Also a root canal or periodontal (gum) drainage may be needed. See your dentist as soon as possible to avoid a dental emergency.See 1 more doctor answer
RCT or EXT?: Whether or not to do RCT or extract the tooth depends upon many factors. Unfortunately that is not something we can evaluate over the internet without actually seeing the tooth and an x-ray. If the infection is too large, if there is not enough sound tooth structure or if the tooth has severe bone loss, you will loose the tooth anyway even if RCT done. Trust your dentist or get a 2nd opinion.See 3 more doctor answers
I have a gum boil I think and it doesn't hurt when I touch it and I'm really scared to get a root canal I'm only 14 : (I also have braces?
Abscess unlikely: With out the presence of a large, painful, cavity in your tooth, it is unlikely that this is an abscess. At age 14 you might still have baby teeth. This could just be a permanent tooth erupting a little out of place. Don't be scared. See your dentist and let them figure out what is going on. Their job is to help you.See 3 more doctor answers
About how long can it take for a gum boil to fully heal after an endodontist completed a root canal?
Months: It may take quite a while for the bone to regenerate.See 2 more doctor answers
My 7 years old daughter have a gum boil in her mouth she said it hurts I feel it it hard what can I do to help her?
No: This is way to difficult to do looking in a mirror, I would be concerned that you could do quite a bit of damage in your attempt. This is a dental problem, you need to see your dentist asap to determine the exact cause of your abscess and perform the correct treatment and only prescribe the correct dose of the right medication. See photo, this is a problem.See 1 more doctor answer
No: The "gum boil" is the result of infection trying to move to the area of least resistance. If you pop it at home without supervision then you risk spreading the infection. Amoxicillin typically takes 2 - 3 days to work. If it is not painful then be patient for a couple of days, it may go away. If not call your healthcare provider.See 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old son has a gum boil, I had it lanced in er, can I drain the rest at home, I can see more puss inside.?
Yes: Swish and spit with half peroxide and half mouthwash can help. Do not push hard if you are trying to drain it. Homeopathic hepar sulphricum will also help that heal. Call dentist as well if not improving.