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Whats Good For An Abcess On Gum
Drainage: If the abscess is large enough, it will need to be drained along with antibiotics. One problem is that the infection can easily spread along nerves and blood vessels. From the gums there is ready access to the brain and other sensitive structures. It is thought that king tut died of an oral abscess that spread to his brain. Don't delay, see you doc right away!See 1 more doctor answer
Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?
Consider.: I have had great patient success with perioprotect for non-surgical periodontal therapy. www.perioprotect.com this system of easily worn, soft rubber trays that you fill with a low concentration hydrogen peroxide solution works quite well.See 8 more doctor answers
My child has had an abcess on gum no pain for 3 days and not burst yet, it's like a large blister she is 10?
Gum boil: It is high time for you child to see a dentist. The gum boil may signal a dead baby tooth, or even one of the adult teeth. Either way, they need immediate treatment. If a baby tooth is dying or dead, and abscessed, then the developing tooth underneath it can be affected. Abscesses and infection can spread to the neck, brain, and become serious--all quite unexpectedly, with devastating results.See 1 more doctor answer
You can: You can pop it, but that is hardly thorough treatment. It is not like popping a zit. You still have a serious underlying infection that needs to be treated. Please see your dentist.See 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: A local dentist can examine the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Since you cannot treat this personally, you need to make the call... The sooner the better.See 2 more doctor answers
It'll get worse: It'll get worse and you may end up losing the tooth or even worse, end up in th er with a medical emergency.See 3 more doctor answers
No timetable: If your gums are abscessed, it already means its serious.See 2 more doctor answers
Resolve by itself: Gum abscess resolves automatically as the underlying cause is eliminates, i.e. Root canal treatment for the tooth abscess and intrabony pocket debridement (deep clean or scaling and root planing). The temporary resolution of the abscess can be achieved with antimicrobial therapy; however, the underlying causes must be treated otherwise the abscess will recur.See 1 more doctor answer
No: You can cause more damage to yourself.See 2 more doctor answers
Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own.See 3 more doctor answers
Cold will help pain: Cold will help temporarily, but you need to see a dentist for definitive help.See 1 more doctor answer
Call your dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed.See 2 more doctor answers
Call a dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed.See 2 more doctor answers
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