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Pus On Tooth
Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. No redness but swollen. Burning pain and mucosa sensitive. Salty when push on. Wis tooth cavity?
Tooth #19 root abscess; extracted and bone graft. Two months later swollen lymph nodes and hard lump angle of jaw. On clindamycin.Did abscess spread?
Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, there may be another tooth along your bottom jaw infected, your gums may be infected, you may have an infection elsewhere in your head, or the lumps are not infection. Best to see your dentist to give definitive answers. I hope the best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps. ...Read more
Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 14/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read moreSee 21 more doctor answers
Outer gum still red, swollen & tender after 14 days of #13 tooth extraction? Tooth was broken off on that side to the gum line before extraction.
Tooth extraction : is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. If you have undergone the tedious procedure of surgical extraction, this hard red bump on your cheek or knot like feeling is nothing, but post operative effects of the procedure. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?
Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied. If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: A white spot could be a gumboil, or parulis, which is the drainage area for an abscess. But there are several other reasons for white spots that are unrelated to an abscess. If you have a painful adjacent tooth, or foul tasting drainage from the area then the chance of an abscess is higher. An evaluation by your dentist is the only way to find out the etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Abscess tooth can stop the pain on its own with establishing drainage through a fistula tract on the gum near the abscess tooth, or drain through the gum crevice around the affected tooth. However, continuous draining will cause bone loss either at the apex or at the side of tooth bony wall. It may develop a cyst slowly. It is rather a slow process (a year easily) so you can plan for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On pencillin vk for abscess tooth. Have a small fluid like bump on inside cheek now kinda achy. Dentist said was irritation is near the abscess.
Bone piece coming thru gum post wisdom extraction and dark spot around tooth root.Dentist says irritation, not infection of tooth.Could that be right?
Yes.. causes:: It is not uncommon for there to be a small spicule of bone or even a small tooth fragment following the extraction of a tooth. Most of the time this separates and no further treatment is necessary. As an alternative, the dentist can remove it and hasten the healing process. It might also be bone not covered by gum. If not gone within a week, have it re-evaluated by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had a root canal done on one tooth,no crown. tooth next to it became infected,extracted.See black on "no crown" tooth. Is it infected again?
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