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How to deal with swollen pus filled gums?

How to deal with swollen pus filled gums?

Clean, clean, clean: Brush into the swollen pus filled gums will help establish drainage and alleviate discomfort. See your dentist for exam, diagnose, and treatment. Do not use antibiotic before the treatment because it will mask out the symptom and lead to wrong diagnosis. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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My dds said I have an abcess and drained 2mm pus. Where gum meets margin of crowned tooth. Taking amoxicilin. Repeat prescription after 7 days again, if needed?

My dds said I have an abcess and drained 2mm pus. Where gum meets margin of crowned tooth. Taking amoxicilin. Repeat prescription after 7 days again, if needed?

Abcess: This sounds like a periodontal (gum) abcess. If so, drainage and antibiotics will help heal. Periodontal abcesses usually occur from food impaction or popcorn husks. If the area does not heal it needs to be re-evaluated for an infected tooth which would require a root canal, or existing periodontal disease which will allow continual food impaction unless treated. ...Read more

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How does the periodontist get rid of a collection of blood or pus after gum graft surgery? The gum grafts look okay. The swelling is in my cheek.

How does the periodontist get rid of a collection of blood or pus after gum graft surgery? The gum grafts look okay. The swelling is in my cheek.

Cheek Swelling: It is not uncommon to have swelling after a surgical procedure. This may be completely normal and not require any treatment other than just waiting for the area to heal and the swelling to subside. An antibiotic may be in order in case there is a suspicion of an existing or possible chance of infection. Discuss this issue with your Periodontist. He\she will know how to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I had a 2nd root canal performed yesterday after an abcess was diagnosed. Is it normal to still have pus on my gum after the procedure?

Keep an eye on it: Unfortunately, root canal treatments can have recurring infections for several reasons. What is important, in my opinion, is to resolve the infection prior to completing the root canal therapy. If it was completed in the presence of active infection, you will need to monitor it closely. If taking antibiotics, the pus should resolve, but could still return later. Pus never really is normal. ...Read more

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The bump of pus in my gums are gone after i switched on the aircon (hot weather here) and using mouthwash. What could have caused the pus bump?

The bump of pus in my gums are gone after i switched on the aircon (hot weather here) and using mouthwash. What could have caused the pus bump?

Unrelated: The pus swelling is evidence of a dental infection unrelated to the coincidence of turnig on the a/c. You will need a dental exam to determine the best way to treat the infection. ...Read more

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What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more

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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