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Puss In Gums When Teething
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
I regularly have puss on my gums above a tooth that is broken. That tooth is usually painful when this happens. I wish not to remove the tooth as this one of my front teeth. What can I do?
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
I have a huge bump of puss in my gums. It happens only seasonal whenever the weather changes from cold to summer. My teeth are ok. What could this be?
An Abscess: Your teeth are not necessarily ok. If it is truly puss it is an infection. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
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
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?
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
My 7 year old daughter has puss coming out of a small bump on her gum line on top of her two front teeth, could that be from a tooth access?
Puss bump on baby's lip. Can teething be the cause? Because he is teething atm and it just appeared out of no where
Don't worry: Children do not read the same textbooks we do. Be patient. Wait for eruption of the 1st baby tooth, or her 1st b'day, whichever comes first, and then see a Dentist, preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist, who is by training a dentofacial-facial growth and development expert. All children should see Dentist by age 1, Orthodontist by age 7. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
My daughter is a year and 3 weeks old and has started teething finally. How long until a tooth actually pops thru the gum?
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
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?
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
I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?
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
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
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
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?
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
I had an abcess on my gum and it burst. I swallowed the puss now I'm getting chest pains. Is this normal?
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