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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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How to deal with swollen pus filled gums?

How to deal with swollen pus filled gums?

Clean, clean, clean: Brush into the swollen pus filled gums will help establish drainage and alleviate discomfort. See your dentist for exam, diagnose, and treatment. Do not use antibiotic before the treatment because it will mask out the symptom and lead to wrong diagnosis. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Thanks! My face still very swollen and gums filled up again with pus. Anything else I shd take?

Thanks! My face still very swollen and gums filled up again with pus. Anything else I shd take?

Infection: Dental infections require specific dental treatment to affect a cure. Pills alone will help reduce and limit spread of infection. Can't fix this by just popping pills. Please get to your Dentist ASAP for appropriate comprehensive treatment. ...Read more

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Gum abcess burst is it dangerous if I swallowed pus?

Abscess: Probably not dangerous since gastric acid will destroy most bacteria, but this should be seen by a dentist and treated aggressively. Do not wait. ...Read more

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If my pus filled gum fistula drains by itself does this present a larger problem than one that does not?

If my pus filled gum fistula drains by itself does this present a larger problem than one that does not?

Good if drains: Hippocrates said ' where ever pus let it out ' Yes it is good if pus drains out, see your doctor and follow instructions ...Read more

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I had a 2nd root canal performed yesterday after an abcess was diagnosed. Is it normal to still have pus on my gum after the procedure?

Keep an eye on it: Unfortunately, root canal treatments can have recurring infections for several reasons. What is important, in my opinion, is to resolve the infection prior to completing the root canal therapy. If it was completed in the presence of active infection, you will need to monitor it closely. If taking antibiotics, the pus should resolve, but could still return later. Pus never really is normal. ...Read more

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I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

Get checked: Typically an unhealthy tooth will abscess and the infection drains thru the bone and the gum, resulting in a draining fistula (pimple on the gum). Infections have the ability to drain and evolve. Infections that evolve became cancerous. Get checked. ...Read more

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Painful bump on the outside bottom gum line. It is swelling fast. It feels hard and I looked in the mirror and a tiny dot of white pus came out...

Painful bump on the outside bottom gum line. It is swelling fast. It feels hard and I looked in the mirror and a tiny dot of white pus came out...

Infected tooth: The pus indicates an infected tooth. You need to go to the dentist and get a root canal to remove the dead nerve. Then you should have all of the swelling and pus disappear., do not wait as it can get worse and cause you ALOT of pain, swelling and infection. Until you remove the source of the infection, the nerve in the tooth it will not go away. ...Read more

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I drained pus from gum abscess--all ok. No pus now; a very tiny bead of fluid about ready (or not) to drain by itself. I help it along? Under care.

I drained pus from gum abscess--all ok. No pus now; a very tiny bead of fluid about ready (or not) to drain by itself. I help it along? Under care.

Yes, you can: If pain does not occur, it is best to let the health care provider to take a look to determine the drainage tract (where it originates from). ...Read more

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What is a gum abscess? My gums are swollen, with I think pus underneath

What is a gum abscess? My gums are swollen, with I think pus underneath

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 more

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I have a blister with pus and blood for the last two yes in my gums, how can it get cured?

I have a blister with pus and blood for the last two yes in my gums, how can it get cured?

See dentist: It could be an abscessed tooth or an abscessed gum problem. You need to see a dentist asap. It will not go away on its own, it will only get worse. ...Read more

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Pus filled bump on gums, popped drained went away fine no pain then came back in a few days what is this?

Pus filled bump on gums, popped drained went away fine no pain then came back in a few days what is this?

Chronic infection: You have a chronic infection. It is not eliminated when the bump is 'popped'...That is just the way the body gets rid of used up white blood cells (pus).
There is probably an infection in a tooth nearby the 'bump'.
See a dentist to have it fully diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Swelling on gum, seems to be pus-filled. Will be seeing a dentist in five days. Is it dangerous to leave it this long? There's no pain.

Swelling on gum, seems to be pus-filled. Will be seeing a dentist in five days. Is it dangerous to leave it this long? There's no pain.

See dentist ASAP: It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist periodically, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. 5 days is OK to wait. ...Read more

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Yesterday I noticed swelling on my gums next to my back tooth. Today it feels a little more swollen and pus came out. What do I do?

Yesterday I noticed swelling on my gums next to my back tooth. Today it feels a little more swollen and pus came out. What do I do?

Get to the Dentist: Give your dentist a call as soon as possible. The pus is a sign for now that the infection is draining but do not put things off too long. If you develop visible facial swelling, difficulty speaking/swallowing, or a fever you should seek attention promptly as these are signs the infection is becoming more dangerous. ...Read more

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The bump of pus in my gums are gone after I switched on the aircon (hot weather here) and using mouthwash. What could have caused the pus bump?

The bump of pus in my gums are gone after I switched on the aircon (hot weather here) and using mouthwash. What could have caused the pus bump?

Unrelated: The pus swelling is evidence of a dental infection unrelated to the coincidence of turnig on the a/c. You will need a dental exam to determine the best way to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Can you have mucoceles on back inside lower gum (near back molar and tongue)? Tiny painless cyst keeps popping (no pus) and reoccuring (7 days now)

Can you have mucoceles on back inside lower gum (near back molar and tongue)? Tiny painless cyst keeps popping (no pus) and reoccuring (7 days now)

Unusual: Not being able to examine the lesion I can only tell you that it should be examined to be able to properly diagnose the lesion. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a positive strep test on Tues Today I coughed and a part of the pus pocket came out. Is this normal? Also, my back teeth and gums hurt. Normal?

I had a positive strep test on Tues Today I coughed and a part of the pus pocket came out. Is this normal? Also, my back teeth and gums hurt. Normal?

Normal?: None of what you describe is normal. Your own physician can answer your questions about treating you for Strep and your dentist can evaluate your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck, no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus, can that affect posterior node?

Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck, no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus, can that affect posterior node?

Yes: The presence of swollen lymph glands in the neck reflect 3 conditions. The first is a possibility of a primary lymph gland tumor or lymphoma, Tahe second, metastatic tumor from oral cavity and 3rd, draining infection. Treatment here is to resolve infection at which time node will regress. Other wise bx neeced ...Read more

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I have yellowish white owal shape bump skin look like ulcer on GUM but pus not coming out. When I touch it just feels like soft skin. No pain or bleedi?

I have yellowish white owal shape bump skin look like ulcer on GUM but pus not coming out. When I touch it just feels like soft skin. No pain or bleedi?

It would: Depend on where the bump is located on gum or cheek (s), if there are several/many or just one. See a dentist asap for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

I've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

See Oral surgeon: You may have some other oral issues, not necessarily related to the cyst. But impossible to determine without a history, xrays and exam ...Read more

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I have what looks like an abscess on the inside of my cheek. There's no pain in my gums or teeth. Or pus coming from the abscess. What should I do?

I have what looks like an abscess on the inside of my cheek. There's no pain in my gums or teeth. Or pus coming from the abscess. What should I do?

Abscess: If there is an abscess, it means there is an infection. Not quite sure what you mean by "looks like an abscess", but if has not resolved on it's own in a few days then you should see your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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The back gum between my two front top teeth is turning white, I have 3-4 tiny painful white bumps on tongue, green mucus like pus coming from gum.?

The back gum between my two front top teeth is turning white, I have 3-4 tiny painful white bumps on tongue, green mucus like pus coming from gum.?

Yuk!: If I were you I would see a dentist as soon as possible. I would be especially concerned about the green mucus. Call right now for an appointment. ...Read more

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My dds said I have an abcess and drained 2mm pus. Where gum meets margin of crowned tooth. Taking amoxicilin. Repeat prescription after 7 days again, if needed?

My dds said I have an abcess and drained 2mm pus. Where gum meets margin of crowned tooth. Taking amoxicilin. Repeat prescription after 7 days again, if needed?

Abcess: This sounds like a periodontal (gum) abcess. If so, drainage and antibiotics will help heal. Periodontal abcesses usually occur from food impaction or popcorn husks.
If the area does not heal it needs to be re-evaluated for an infected tooth which would require a root canal, or existing periodontal disease which will allow continual food impaction unless treated. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my gums, it's located where the wisdom tooth is, I popped it with a needle and white watery pus came out. What does this mean?

I have a lump on my gums, it's located where the wisdom tooth is, I popped it with a needle and white watery pus came out. What does this mean?

Erupt wisdom tooth: Given your age, it is highly probable that your wisdom tooth is erupting. If your dentist agrees, consider getting it extracted since most people cannot clean them and can eventually lead to their loss and possibly damage or the loss if the tooth next to it. ...Read more

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Tomorrow, as emergency, periodontist to treat gum abscess. I see a pus filled bead shaped fistula protruding. No pain. What can I expect? Very nervous

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Tomorrow, as emergency, periodontist to treat gum abscess. I see a pus filled bead shaped fistula protruding. No pain. What can I expect? Very nervous

No problem: Your periodontist will treated the gum absess with a drainage procedure which may require a microsize cut and debridement. Local anesthesia probably will be provided. There should be minimal pain or none postoperative. ...Read more

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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