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What Is A Tooth Abcess Painful Lump In Gums
Yes and no: An acute dental abscess could be very painful, while a chronic one ( perhaps with a draining fistula) might not be. For the most part a dental abscess is painful and as it is an infection, they are potentially life threatening. Seek treatment from a dentist to protect your health- your mouth and body are connected! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
INFECTION: That is called a "buccal fistula". There is a small escape from an underlying bacterial infection. I suggest you see a doctor immediately in order to begin antibiotic regimen. An x-ray will hopefully clarify which tooth is the one causing the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Half of molar #14 is gray. Hard painless bump on hard palate above tooth. No pain in tooth. Not red or ulcerated. Bump hurts if you press hard. :( ?
Abcess?: The gray discoloration could certainly be a large cavity. The lump on your palate could certainly be an abcess asthma result of the cavity. You can easily have an abscessed tooth that died without sensitivity. You need to have an examination and an xray of that tooth from your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Molar is very painful when biting, jaw and lymph nodes hurt and swollen. Would extraction solve my problem. Had a root canal on same tooth already.
Hi doc my gum is swollen the upper gum next to the front teeth it is quite painful and is sort of purple. Any remedies?HH
Dental Care: The only sure fire remedy is to determine the cause of the swollen gum. Once the cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be rendered. It may be as simple as a routine cleaning, but it may also be more serious. On thing's for sure... failure to treat will only make things worse. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an infected tooth cause a lump in cheek by upper molar n a lump inside the tongue. Its inside the tongue. Not outside. Im 16. Kinda sore throat.
Recurring swollen Gland under jaw, I have a cracked wisdom tooth on the same site could that be causing the swollen gland swelling round tooth aswel?
Jaw tender and feels a little swollen on left side. Have a root canal appointment for a bottom molar on that side. Is abscess forming?
I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?
Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?
Lumps: "lumps" are abnormal and suggest something is wrong. A swollen lymph node should not be taken lightly. What you describe can be a localized infection, an infected lymph node, a growth or something else. One can have more than one problem at a time. It behooves you to see a dentist to determine what's going on and prevent an even more serious problem! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Sounds Like It.: If you are feeling a pus pocket in the roof of your mouth, it usually means there is an abscess in the lingual/palatal root of an upper tooth. You want to see your dentist or endodontist (root canal specialist) to examine, diagnose and treat your abscess. Sometimes, the abscesses may travel into the fascial space (between bone and muscle) and end up requiring hospitalization and be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Top right gum is swollen & painful. It's near the wisdom teeth & right above one tooth which had root canal procedure. Is it infection or gum disease?
Could be either: A localized infection in that area of gums is difficult to diagnose without and exam and an X-ray . It is possible that the tooth with the RCT is failing and you have an infection associated with that tooth. Or, possibly, the tissue around the wisdom tooth is infected from food impaction or eruption . See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?
Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and i'm wondering if this
If : If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The dentist just extracted a tooth with a abscess that was causing me really bad pain and swelling. Is it safe to remove a tooth with an abscess?
Yes: Yes, it is safe to remove a tooth with an abscess. Once the tooth is extracted, all the infection and "pus" can drain from the area relieving your pain and removing the harmful infected material from the body. The reason we put on antibiotic and wait sometime is because the area is so imflamed that is too hard to "numb" the patient effectively. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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