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

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

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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Does a abscess change color on the gum? Daughter had a white bump on gum that has now turned red should I be worried? She goes to dentist in the morn.

Does a abscess change color on the gum? Daughter had a white bump on gum that has now turned red should I be worried? She goes to dentist in the morn.

Yes can change: Most likely the color change is because the white pus in the abscess has drained out. The red color is because the area is still inflamed from the infection. It should be fine until she can see the dentist tomorrow morning. It is important that you keep this appointment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this is an abscess or canker sore? I've never had either and it's a small white/yellow pin sized bump under my gum that doesn't hurt. What should I do about it?

How can I tell if this is an abscess or canker sore? I've never had either and it's a small white/yellow pin sized bump under my gum that doesn't hurt. What should I do about it?

See your dentist!: Usually cankor sores or herpetic lesions will hurt terribly and the virus can spread so don't touch it! . Infection around teeth can form and try find a natural way to drain. A whitish/yellow bump may have a little hole in the middle through which pus drains. This is what you may be seeing. Either way, you need to find out what it is and have it treated. Go see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do I still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and I was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but I swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do I still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and I was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but I swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Not cured: The 'bump' on the gums is a draining abscess. The symptoms tend to diminish when the bump opens and lets the fluid (pus) drain. But, the source of the infection is still present...It must be treated to avoid a chronic abscess. ...Read more

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I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?

I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?

Yes: Could be.... Have it looked at. At any rate it shouldn't be there longer than 7-10 days if it is an ulcer. Abscess will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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I have an abcess tooth. There is a bump on my gum over the tooth. Was taking antibiotic but for UTI Don't have the money for dentist. What should l do?

I have an abcess tooth. There is a bump on my gum over the tooth. Was taking antibiotic but for UTI Don't have the money for dentist. What should l do?

Find the money: An abscess is an infection. Antibiotic, even if the correct one for tooth infection, will not cure the tooth. The tooth has to have root canal treatment and a crown, or extraction, implant, and a crown. Infection spreading from an abscessed tooth can spread through the circulatory system, damaging other organ systems, and can even cause death. SEEK TREATMENT NOW! ...Read more

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How can you treat an abscess in my gum / infection?

How can you treat an abscess in my gum / infection?

See a dentist ASAP: For gum abscess drainage. Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How do you treat an abscess on your gums?

How do you treat an abscess on your gums?

Abcessed gums: You need to be seen by a dentist to have your abcess treated. A diabetic is more sensitive to infections and the ones in your mouth are no different. Routine dental care is essential to managing diabetes. Brushing, flossing and listerine will help until you can get to the dentist. Call today and schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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What happens it I don't treat a gum abscess right away?

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. ...Read more

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I have a small flap of flat gum, by my molar I can lift up with my tongue. It expanded from an abscess a while ago that's been treated, what is that?

I have a small flap of flat gum, by my molar I can lift up with my tongue. It expanded from an abscess a while ago that's been treated, what is that?

Why guess?: That's all we can do over the internet. See your own dentist who can actually examine you and determine what, if anything is wrong and how best to treat it, if necessary. ...Read more

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My gum hurts even after an abscess was treated and it happens right after a new filing was put. Why is that?

Sensitivity: Certainly after an operation and cavity procedure, the gums can be inflamed and sensitive. If it persists, then see the dentist and get an evaluation of the area. There are some crams that can help, but get eval to assure all is stable and the area is not infected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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

No problem: Your periodontist will treated the gum absess with a drainage procedure which may require a microsize cut and debridement. Local anesthesia probably will be provided. There should be minimal pain or none postoperative. ...Read more

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On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

See dentist soon: Some swellings due to infection are not always painful. Have the swelling evaluated to see if it is associated with a problem tooth. Don't let the lack of pain lull you into believing that it will simply go away. You don't want an infection to suddenly become aggressive and cause more serious complications. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin be used to treat absessed gum?

Can azithromycin be used to treat absessed gum?

Azithromycin: Yes, it can be, assuming that all the organisms involved are sensitive to azithromycin. This is not necessarily the therapy of choice for every doctor or dentist, but should probably work. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a gum abscess?

How do I know if I have a gum abscess?

See a dentist: Loose gum, bleeding, puss, pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and have the appropriate treatment provided. Without identifying the cause and having the correct treatment, the abscess will likely recur and could result in a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Abscess gum, should I wait till swelling goes down?

No: Vitis your dentist to eval what is the cause of the swelling before it goes down (if it goes down, sometimes it does not go down without treatment). ...Read more

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Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Had abscess now gums have sack where abscess used to be?

Abscess = infection: Source of infection must be resolved to affect a cure. Infection has probably damaged bone & gum. Antibiotics will control spread of infection only as long as you are taking the Med. Must see Dentist to determine cause of infection, cure, and follow-up reconstruction. Specialist referral may be prudent. ...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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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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Why does this gum abscess keep coming back? Explanations please?

Why does this gum abscess keep coming back? Explanations please?

Recurrent abscess: If you are experiencing recurring swellings on your gums, then you have the signs of a chronic periodontal (gum) infections. If you think you may have a recurrent gum abscess, schedule a dentist appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a severe gum abscess. Should I be putting heat or cold on it?

Cold will help pain: Cold will help temporarily, but you need to see a dentist for definitive help. ...Read more

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Do I have an abscess or is it just a gum infection? How to tell the difference between the two?

Similar entities: A typical oral abscess is usually related to a non-vital tooth (the nerve has died). A gum infection is related to the accumulation of plaque and calculus (tartar). Abscesses usually cause more pain and swelling and may result in a 'bump' on the gum where the abscess is draining. Gum infections usually are less painful, less swollen and there is rarely a 'bump' on the gum. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more