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How To Treat An Abscess Bump On Gums In The Natural
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may not spread.: Oral infections (bacterial) tend to become self-limiting in time. They will tend to establish drainage after a while and that limits their tendency to spread, assuming that a persons immune system is in good shape. Viral infections can continue to spread. A course of antibiotics can usually determine if it is bacterial or viral in origin. ...Read more
See a Dentist: If you really have a "boil" on your tongue, that could be caused by an infection. Infections within soft tissues of the mouth can often spread to neighboring areas. This is especially dangerous if it spreads into your throat and affects your ability to breathe. You can imagine how serious that would be, right? So, see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT right away. The larger the "boil, " the worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?
I have an old ear piercing that has a bump in the back end of it and I need to know how to treat the bump without closing the piercing.
Cyst: CSeeyour doctor and have it checked then they can give you a recomendation. ...Read more
Ask your ortho: Determining the cause of "blisters" on your gums requires personal examination of them by your orthodontic specialist. Orthodontics is not typically a cause of blisters. There is the probability you are describing either oral herpes (cold sores) or canker sore (aphthous ulcers). Warm salt water rinses can provide some relief until you see your orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
How to best treat an open sore. It's from an IV injection . Its located on my leg/thigh and is about the size of a pea, the open part is.
Don't do that: If you allow the infection to proceed without physician oversight and appropriate testing and antibiotic treatment you may be facing long term intravenous antibiotic therapy and possible surgery for infections of the bone (osteomyelitis). The few dollars you spend now will be only a fraction of your costs should this develop. Please get treated asap. ...Read more
Pimple: By using hot compresses for 20 minutes 4 times daily. ...Read more
If i have a whole in my tooth near the gum line whats the best method to treat it and what will the dentist do when i go in to fix it.
I've seen black linings on my teeth esp on the dents of molar teeth. How long will it take to decay the enamel? Is there any way to cure or stop it?
See your dentist : The black linings in the fissues can be cavities. And once a cavity starts, it doesn’t repair itself. Having a dental exam will allow the dentist to inspect the stained surfaces and determine whether or not your tooth need to be treated. Diagnodent is a major breakthrough that allows to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces and determine if it's cavity or not. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens when a tooth is extracted?
Any good links to study how the gum and bone heals?
Will chewing on things damage the site permanently?
Extraction: After a tooth is extracted your body sends many different types of cells to the area to begin the healing process. It is important not to disturb the area while it is healing. So try not to chew on it. Here is a video that explains how to take care of the area. http://www.dnatube.com/video/9634/Healing-Process-After-Tooth-Extraction You should be able to find much more information if you google. ...Read more
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