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I Have An Abscess On My Gum
I realized that I have 2 abscesses on my gums and made an appointment. My sublingual glands have a white color and am worried. What could this be?
Infected/Blocked: It could be an infected or blocked salivary gland. If blocked, it might be as simple as opening the duct that allows flow of saliva into your mouth. If infected, it will need to be determined if the gland itself became infected or if it is from an abscessed tooth and treat with antibiotics and appropriate treatment for the primary cause of infection. ...Read more
I have got a abscess on my gum be hide my broke tooth and it is killing me. Can I bust it? I cant afford to go to the dentist cause I am on a budget
What to do if I have a tooth abscess on my gums and I'm in bad pain what could I do to ease the pain. N my dentist put me on amoxicillin. Any info will do!?
? infection: Oral abscesses or ulcerations are most commonly caused by infections, be they viral or bacterial. See a dentist or health care provider to get it looked at and properly treated. Best wishes. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: Because any infection (which is what an abscess is) requires effective antibiotic coverage and dental treatment to remove the cause of the infection. See your dentist as soon as possible to get if fixed before you have even a bigger problem. Untreated infections can cause serious complications including death. That is no joke or exaggeration. ...Read more
Call a dentist: The tooth needs to be treated immediately. ...Read more
I had an abscess on my gum that drained and I'm taking pen blog for it. Can I take my scheduled humira (adalimumab)?
A dental abscess on my gum in the far back. Its hard to swallow and chew. How can I pop and get rid of it? Until I get to my dentist appointme
Call your dentist: Try to have your appointment moved up or at least be put on antibiotics to help control the infection. ...Read more
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
Poor dental hygeine: By not keeping your teeth and gums clean. Make sure you brush at least twice daily and floss your teeth! flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent dental carries (chronic infection of the gums). It's a hard habit to start, but once you start... It's well worth the effort and your teeth will thank you! ...Read more
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
See a dentist: A local dentist can examine the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Since you cannot treat this personally, you need to make the call... The sooner the better. ...Read more
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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