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I Have An Abscess On My Gum
Serious Infection: What you describe sure sounds like a spreading and serious infection. These situations can go downhill very quickly, leading to other serious complications and may even become life threatening. Get to a dentist immediately! as a last resort, go to 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of hospital, although they will only prescribe medication and not treat you, referring you back to a dentist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
?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
See a dentist: Consider rinsing with diluted salt water rinses. However, see a dentist so that the infection can be drained and/or an antibiotic prescription can be written. See the dentist asap as the infection can potentially become life threatening in 1-2 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a tooth extracted,4 days later I have a white bump on my gum above a nearby tooth what could it be?
So many things: The presence of a white lesion in your mouth can be from literally hundreds of different causes. If it is a white "bump," most probable cause is an infected tooth. What you need to do is go back to see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more
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 been having an on going abscess tooth that blisters a huge white bubble on my gum I have been taking antibiotics but it cocontinues to come bac?
You have a fistula!: You probably have an infected tooth that is "leaking pus."the pus builds up then leaks out. The bubble forms because the body is constantly trying to heal over this fistula "blow hole" when the pressure gets too much it pushes through the weakened hole in the skin. The bubble then subsides only to build up again. Antibiotics are not helpful. You need to tooth treated by root canal or removal. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See a dentist: At age 43, your overbite treatment can wait a little longer. Decay, on the other hand, can't and should be treated asap, since early cavities are smaller, easier on the patient, and less costly to repair. Once the decay has been taken care of, determine your orthodontic treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have an abcess and my entire right cheek along my nose is huge. Will my 300mg clindamycin stop infection from spreading until I see my dentist?
I have a blister in gum is it serious? Can i pop it? On saterday i got hit in mouth and my tooth started hurting then i noticed my gum was swollen today I have a blister .
My cheek bone is kinda swollen I think I have a tooth abcess and I have a sinus infection im taking Clindmaycin should I be worried?
You should: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?
I have an itching sensation on my gums, touched it to see if there was any pain and it started bleeding. Now I have a bump and a red dot on my gums?
Not recommend : Some abscess do "pop" or drain. This may help with your symptoms like pain but reason not corrected. It may be better to call your dentist and get in sooner or see if they can start some antibiotics. If you have seen your dentist regularly, they may feel comfortable calling meds to pharmacy. Call today. Accesses can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a lump on my gum above the tooth that had been hurting me.... Will taking antibiotics like penicillin get rid of the infection?
I have a lump on where my wisdom tooth would be and i'm scared it's an infection and it's a weekend so i can't see dentist now should I worry ?! help
No worry: Many times, wisdom teeth don't have room to grow properly and cause problems. The symptoms include pain, redness, tenderness and/or swelling. If you don't have these symptoms no infection is present. However, the decision to remove wisdom teeth isn't always clear. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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