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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?

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

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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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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

Free Dental Care: You can typically get free dental emergency care at dental schools, community clinics, and health centers. Then later look for free and/or reduced-cost dental clinic. ...Read more

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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!?

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!?

Abscess: Taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen usually helps if your health permits. I would check with your dentist since they have your health history and know what medications are appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I have an abscess on my left top gum in my mouth, what is it?

I have an abscess on my left top gum in my mouth, what is it?

? 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

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I have an abscess. My teeth and gums are swollen with a sharp object poking out. What is it?

I have an abscess. My teeth and gums are swollen with a sharp object poking out. What is it?

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

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How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

How do I know when an abscess on my gum needs care?

Dental abscess: Abscess is usually caused by an infection and usually needs dental evaluation for the correct treatment. Ignoring it might cause damage to the healthy tooth and might also cause the infection to spread to the jaw or the whole body (blood poisoning). ...Read more

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I had an abscess on my gum that drained and I'm taking pen blog for it. Can I take my scheduled humira (adalimumab)?

I had an abscess on my gum that drained and I'm taking pen blog for it. Can I take my scheduled humira (adalimumab)?

Gum abscess humira (adalimumab): Infections don't heal as quickly when your immunocompromised, it depends on how much or how often your taking humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) definitely a question for the physician who prescribed the humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...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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How do you get gum abscesses?

How do you get gum abscesses?

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

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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?

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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I have a gum abscess can I pop it myself?

You can: You can pop it, but that is hardly thorough treatment. It is not like popping a zit. You still have a serious underlying infection that needs to be treated. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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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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How much time will an abscess in my gum last?

Hard to say..: Is this abscess being treated by a dentist? If not, then it can last a very, very long time (until the pain becomes unbearable and you have the tooth extracted). Seek the care of a local dentist to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I think I might have gum abscess, how to know?

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

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Can I have a gum abscess without any symptoms?

Absolutely: Gum disease in it's earliest stages is "silent." if you think you have a problem, seek consultation with a pro. See your general dentist or the prosthodontist (gum specialist) that he recommends. For peace of mind call now. ...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