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A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
If my pus filled gum fistula drains by itself does this present a larger problem than one that does not?
Hi, I had a fistula on my gum and it drained by itself. The tooth does not hurt anymore and I feel fine. Should I be concerned?
Possible abscess: Usually a fistula indicates an infection that is draining. The infection can either be from around the tooth (periodontal) or from the inside of the tooth (endodontic). Is the tooth mobile? Is it broken or discolored? You should be concerned in that the tooth may need a root canal or be cracked or split or it could be due to periodontal disease or bone loss. You should see your dentist. ...Read more
I had a large fistula on my gum for two weeks, and haven't seen a dentist but it's burst and disappeared now. Am I going to die from infection?
No: If it does not hurt it will be OK. Not a bad idea to talk to your family doctor or dentist. ...Read more
2 weeks ago had a root canal retreatment & there was a fistula tract. I don't see the tract now but the gum feels tender when I use a water flosser.?
Infection: You had a serious infection (abscess w pus draining through bone/gum) that was treated surgically (Rx treatment). It will take time to heal. It would be well in order to check in with your treating General Dentist or Endodontics Specialist so that they can advise you as to your healing schedule. ...Read more
I have a dental fistula, nothing showing up on xray. Dentist just said gonna open it up and have a look inside gums I think, what is he likely to do?
Open and look: When x-rays and a clinical exam do not conclusively help us determine what's causing an infection such as a fistula, it is quite common to do an exploratory procedure. Once we can actually visualize the cause of the problem, we can determine the possible treatment options with a better certainty for success. We numb the area, reflect the gums and look at the underlying structures. ...Read more
The fistula on my gum that I've had for 2 weeks disappeared. Worried that the infection will spread to my brain before I see the dentist.?
Call Dentist: If you're worried, call Dentist to see if you can be seen sooner. There is a danger of infection spreading so it should be treated without delay. Don't panic, but do call for a sooner appointment. ...Read more
Tomorrow, as emergency, periodontist to treat gum abscess. I see a pus filled bead shaped fistula protruding. No pain. What can I expect? Very nervous
Can a gum fistula be treated by a periodontist using an needle injection to rid an infection along with an oral prescription without the need to use a scapel?
Molar tooth with crown has very obvious fistula pus tract where tooth and gum meet. No tooth pain. Not sensitive to hot/cold. See an endodontist or?
Poor prognosis: Poor prognosis. See DDS first. He will refer if indicated. ...Read more
I get a pulsating feeling in my head, sinuses and my top gums. The pulsating is in sync with my heartbeat. I know have bilat anterior canal bppv and inner ear fistula's. What could it be causing it?
I have swollen gums I send pictures and I don't know what medicine I should take. Its getting worse I need help?
Do the gray spots on my gums mean I have actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis? I'm a smoker, and lately I've noticed some gray spots or residue on my lower gum. I've seen some pretty scary pictures of actue necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, and am won
Snug is characterized by a very foul odor that comes out of the mouth. It can be picked up from several feet away.
Nevertheless, since you are a smoker, and have placed yourself in a risk category, a with a periodontist is highly recommended.
www. Perio. Org will have a link to a periodontist near you.
Best of luck,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
What kind of fistula: If you want a meaningful answer to this question you will need to say what type of fistula (where it is) and if you know what caused it. A fistula is a connection between two organs that should not exist. So there are too many types for anyone to answer this without more info. ...Read more
Symptoms can get: Worse and an otherwise simple fistula, easy to repair, can develop into a more complex fistula, much more difficult to repair and associated with a poorer success rate. Best to make the time to determine the reason for the fistula, correct that, and if necessary have your fistula repaired before it becomes more problematic. ...Read more
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin.
A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and in many more instances. ...Read more
Completely different: A fissure is a tear. They bleed, and can be very painful. A fistula is an abnormal connection from the bowel to another organ, viscus, or the skin. The common types are between the trachea and esophagus, the rectum and the vagina or bladder, or the colon and the skin. They are generally in the setting of either surgery and post operative care or infection, like diverticulitis. ...Read more
Sure, it's surgery:
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks, including possible infection, bleeding, sedation/medication issues, possible damage to nearby tissues including nerves, etc.
Discuss the details with your surgeon. ...Read more