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Need doctor's help! what do I do if a gum abscess drains on its own?

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In brief: Call dentist

Just because the abscess is draining does not mean the tooth is fine.
The bacteria are festering in the bone or gum tissue, and the cause of the abscess needs to be determined and treated. Failure to treat can cause further breakdown of the tooth and bone, and result in the loss of that tooth.

In brief: Call dentist

Just because the abscess is draining does not mean the tooth is fine.
The bacteria are festering in the bone or gum tissue, and the cause of the abscess needs to be determined and treated. Failure to treat can cause further breakdown of the tooth and bone, and result in the loss of that tooth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Russell Chin
Infection can spread into your blood stream and affect your over health and well being
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Gum abscess

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.

In brief: Gum abscess

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.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Gum Abscess

Early, acute, chronic, draining, non-draining, doesn't matter. You need to see the dentist asap.
Abscess=abnormal something is wrong and needs to be addressed immediately.

In brief: Gum Abscess

Early, acute, chronic, draining, non-draining, doesn't matter. You need to see the dentist asap.
Abscess=abnormal something is wrong and needs to be addressed immediately.
Dr. William Jakavick
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