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Doctor insights on: Gum Boils In Children

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How do you treat a gum boil?

How do you treat a gum boil?

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.

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What to do for a popped gum boil?

What to do for a popped gum boil?

See your dentist: To check the source of "gum boil". The sooner the better before it can do more damage.

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Should you lance a gum boil?

Never: Do not ever "lance a gum boil". A fistuala or gum boil is a sign of a deeper infection, the cause of which needs immediate attention. See your regular dentist asap for diagnosis and treatment.

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I have like a boil on my gum above my tooth what is it?

An infection: A boil is a sign of infection. You may have an abscessed tooth or a gum problem. Even if there is no pain, treatment is needed as soon as possible. Call today.

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What can yu do when you have braces and you get a gum boil?

Proper diagnosis: First, we need to find the cause of the abscess it can be related to gum disease and poor oral hygiene or it can be sue to decay if treatment needs to be done, the bracket is removed on affected tooth and treatment is rendered and the bracket is palced back.

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I have a gum boil. I can't see my dentist until Tuesday how do I relieve the pain until then?

I have a gum boil. I can't see my dentist until Tuesday how do I relieve the pain until then?

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 better

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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!

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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.

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 boil: Gum boils are not common. They may be caused by a gum infection, food entrapment, a loose or broken bracket. How often are you seeing your dentist for cleanings and check-ups? Have your dentist or orthodontist check the area to why you have the gum boil.

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How can you treat a gum boil that's not on the bone of the tooth?

How can you treat a gum boil that's not on the bone of the tooth?

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.

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Was diagnosed with a gum boil, is it really needed to ectract the tooth or a root canal may do?

Was diagnosed with a gum boil, is it really needed to ectract the tooth or a root canal may do?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

New tooth?: I would doubt and abscess at her age but the possibility of the bulge being a new tooth is high. There is little to do, I do recommend they see a pediatrician for a genuine face to face consult

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Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

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.

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Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

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.

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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.?

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.