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Puss coming from gums on one side teeth are bad?

Puss coming from gums on one side teeth are bad?

Infection: The presence of pus indicated infection and a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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The lower widom teeth are covered 50% by gums. The gums are painfull and have started to ooze puss when pressed, what shall be done?

The lower widom teeth are covered 50% by gums. The gums are painfull and have started to ooze puss when pressed, what shall be done?

Likely removal: Control of infection with antibiotics and evaluation of wisdom teeth for removal. Most likely they will need to be removed, but that is based upon the angle of the teeth and whether or not there is room enough in your mouth for them to erupt and serve a function if they do. Your dentist can evaluate those factors and discuss it with you. ...Read more

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Puss coming from gums if I press on it on one side teeth are bad weight loss?

Puss coming from gums if I press on it on one side teeth are bad weight loss?

See dentist ASAP: Pus coming out of your gum is not normal or healthy. You need to have this treated before the infection spreads. Dental infections left untreated not only can cause tooth loss but can lead to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. If they spread to the rest of the body they can even cause death. Do not wait seek treatment from a dentist ASAP! ...Read more

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My son has swollen gums, that are almost covering his teeth, they are red, and seem to have puss. What could it be?

My son has swollen gums, that are almost covering his teeth, they are red, and seem to have puss. What could it be?

Perio infection: What you are describing is a periodontal (gum and bone) infection. The swelling is inflammation from infection. This should really be treated by having the area of infection debrided and possible antibiotic treatment. Please see a dentist asap to determine the source. It could be from large decay in the teeth that caused root canal infection. ...Read more

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Small lump on my gum, has filed with puss a few times. Not painful but bleeds if I touch it and everytime I brush teeth. Had 2/3 months?

Small lump on my gum, has filed with puss a few times. Not painful but bleeds if I touch it and everytime I brush teeth. Had 2/3 months?

See your dentist: Dental fistula also called a gum abscess. If an abscess is not treated, the infection can last for months or even years. It will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms and see your dentist for exam, x-s and treatment. ...Read more

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6 month daughter has 2 white looking puss on her upper gums. Not teeth. Bleed when dabbed with a cloth. Seems to be in pain. What could it be?

6 month daughter has 2 white looking puss on her upper gums. Not teeth. Bleed when dabbed with a cloth. Seems to be in pain. What could it be?

Epithelial cysts: They usually spontaneously fall off and generally require no treatment. If concerned see a pediatrician for check up. ...Read more

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Puss bump on baby's lip. Can teething be the cause? Because he is teething atm and it just appeared out of no where

Puss bump on baby's lip. Can teething be the cause? Because he is teething atm and it just appeared out of no where

Pus bump: Pus means infection, and that requires immediate treatment. More likely it's a mucocele, a tissue fluid filled obstructed minor salivary gland. see either your Pediatric Medical Specialist, a Pediatrician, or a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 10 month old gums to be black and is it caused by teething?

Is it normal for my 10 month old gums to be black and is it caused by teething?

Teething: If the gums are black in spots where the teeth are coming through then yes it an be teething. If it is a more generalized black gums, they should be evaluated for bleeding or possibly lead exposure. ...Read more

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Does teething pain stop once the tooth has broken through the surface of the gum?

Does teething pain stop once the tooth has broken through the surface of the gum?

Yes.: Teething pain is caused by inflammation of the gum as the sharp part of the tooth breaks through. Once the top of the tooth is completely exposed, the pain usually will stop. ...Read more

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A 7 months old baby has black gums which are not swollenand there are no signs of teething. What could it be?

A 7 months old baby has black gums which are not swollenand there are no signs of teething. What could it be?

Depends: There is an age range for the eruption of the first tooth and 7 months is well within the range. As far as the color of the gums, gums can be pigmented similarly to skin. If your child is darker skinned it is not uncommon to have darker gums. If the gums have a more blue/purple tinge it could be an eruption hematoma. Have your child see a pediatric dentist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son is 8 month and teething and there is a black place on his gums, should I worry about this?

My son is 8 month and teething and there is a black place on his gums, should I worry about this?

Variation of normal: This is called an eruption hematoma. It is a variation of normal. Sometimes when a tooth erupts it results in a little bleeding under the gum as it comes up. This is the discoloration you see. They usually resolve in their own once the tooth actually breaks through the gum. There might be a little bleeding from the gum at that time. See your pediatric dentist for more details. ...Read more

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What is a lump on my gum with white puss in it?

What is a lump on my gum with white puss in it?

An abscess: A lump on the gums is an abscess. Typically, there are 3 reasons for it. 1) endodontic - the pulp of the tooth is infected. Could be due to a cavity or trauma. 2) periodontic - the is an infection around the tooth. There is a space between the tooth and gums where bacteria can get trapped and abscess. 3) a fractured tooth.
An abscess is treated with antibiotics and removal of the infection. ...Read more

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Are wisdom teething supposed to punch through your gums?

Wisdom teeth: Usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I see little pieces of clear skin on my teething daughter's gums?

Not really: The teeth are trying to push through the gums, so it is normal that the tissue gets thinner and thinner and at some point it might look clear. If the situation does not change, and you are still concerned, you may want to check with the dentist. ...Read more

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My daughter is a year and 3 weeks old and has started teething finally. How long until a tooth actually pops thru the gum?

My daughter is a year and 3 weeks old and has started teething finally. How long until a tooth actually pops thru the gum?

Teething: This is a good question. It can be days to weeks before that tooth erupts through the gums. Very variable with kids. Use teething rings, wet wash cloths for them to chew on. Good luck, they can be quite grumpy. ...Read more

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Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

Is it true that honey relieves teething pain of babies when it is applied in the gum area?

No: Infants should not be given honey because their young immune systems aren't fully protective against the bacterium that can cause botulism. A sock with an ice cube in it gets cold to the area which can be helpful. ...Read more

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Her tooth or gum is swollen and she suspect puss on it, it also hurts very much. Does she need it taken out soon?

Her tooth or gum is swollen and she suspect puss on it, it also hurts very much. Does she need it taken out soon?

Maybe: Should see a dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate asap but there may be options other than extraction. A dental professional can help you make the right decision but do not wait. Dental infections can have serious consequences of left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr thinks my 6wk old is teething she crys sucks and drools a lot. Don't have any baby orajel gma suggested southern comfort on gums to help sooth?

Dr thinks my 6wk old is teething she crys sucks and drools a lot. Don't have any baby orajel gma suggested southern comfort on gums to help sooth?

Teething: I would not suggest giving an infant alcohol I would suggest rubbing children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the gums or getting some baby oragel You can also use a cold teething ring ...Read more

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3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

Call or page the Dr.: A 3 month-old baby who is "unconsolable" is fussy for a reason. If the baby had cold symptoms or has fever, an infection is likely. If truly not able to be consoled, the baby should be seen at the emergency room to rule out meningitis. If just "fussier than usual", parents can check the baby with no clothes on, give tylenol, (acetaminophen) give a warm bath, give a feeding, and if still fussy, go to urgent care. ...Read more

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I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?

I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?

Perio disease: Periodontal disease. If you have pus, then there is a significant infection well beyond gingivitis. See the Dentist ASAP - you may be referred to a specialist - Periodontist - for treatment. Good Luck. Make the appointment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?

Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?

Not helpful: Benadryl is an anti-histamine and won't really do anything to relieve teething pain, because histamine release is not involved in that process. Massage with cool wash cloth (wet one, throw it in refrigerator for 10 minutes) and then use to massage gums. If baby really in a lot of discomfort, it is totally ok to use a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen now and then. ...Read more

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My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects. Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects. Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

Wait; no benzocaine: There are many soothing remedies. I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm. ...Read more

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My baby was born with a tooth she's now 3m old and showing signs of teething but has white in the gum where her tooth is what could this be?

My baby was born with a tooth she's now 3m old and showing signs of teething but has white in the gum where her tooth is what could this be?

Enamel Pearl: Sometimes babies are born with a small calcified nodule on their gums called an enamel pearl. It usually falls off after awhile, especially as the real baby tooth under the gums begins to erupt. To be absolutely sure, ask your dentist to refer you to a qualified pediatric dental specialist. They are the experts in growth and development of the baby teeth. ...Read more

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16 month old, cranky, crying in sleep, 99.9 temp, not a big appetite, top molars have a piece coming through gums. Is this teething related or sick?

16 month old, cranky, crying in sleep, 99.9 temp, not a big appetite, top molars have a piece coming through gums. Is this teething related or sick?

Top molars: Coming in with decreased appetite and fussiness may just be from teething. This is normal. Supportive treatment only. Unless with temperature spike, increased irritability, decreased voids, vomiting and not playful, then it is time to go see your Pediatrician! ...Read more

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Small bubble on the outside of gums below the tooth I had filled 3 years ago. Sometimes holds puss, sometimes blood. What is this? How serious is it?

Small bubble on the outside of gums below the tooth I had filled 3 years ago. Sometimes holds puss, sometimes blood. What is this? How serious is it?

Fistula: Probably a fistula. It is where an abscess tooth drains the pus of the abscess. The tooth needs a root canal or extraction. While it can go a long time without pain, it could suddenly blow up to be a big deal. The nerve of a tooth can die either from a cavity or trauma. This can be without an infection or antibiotics suppressed the initial infection. But sooner or later bacteria find the it. ...Read more

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I had an abcess on my gum and it burst. I swallowed the puss now I'm getting chest pains. Is this normal?

Unrelated: The fact that you swallowed the drainage from your access would not cause you chest pains
but chronic gum disease is correlated with heart disease ...Read more

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Baby is currently teething at top where her teeth is coming in is filled with pus all around and on her gums?

Baby is currently teething at top where her teeth is coming in is filled with pus all around and on her gums?

Pus is not normal: Most two years olds are no longer teething on top front teeth. If this is the area you are concerned about it may be Early Childhood Caries and not teething. If you are talking about upper back teeth, they could be teething, but PUS is NOT normal with teething. Regardless this child needs to be seen by a Pediatric Dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has a gum boil, I had it lanced in er, can I drain the rest at home, I can see more puss inside.?

My 7 year old son has a gum boil, I had it lanced in er, can I drain the rest at home, I can see more puss inside.?

Yes: Swish and spit with half peroxide and half mouthwash can help. Do not push hard if you are trying to drain it. Homeopathic hepar sulphricum will also help that heal. Call dentist as well if not improving. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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