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How do you treat a gum boil?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gum boil

Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth.
Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible.

In brief: Gum boil

Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth.
Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry

In brief: Root canal

Most likely the nerve of the tooth is infected, and the inside of the tooth needs to be cleaned out by having a root canal filling done.
If the tooth has alreadly had a root canal, then either the site should be surgically debridor a new root canal should be done (apicoectomy).

In brief: Root canal

Most likely the nerve of the tooth is infected, and the inside of the tooth needs to be cleaned out by having a root canal filling done.
If the tooth has alreadly had a root canal, then either the site should be surgically debridor a new root canal should be done (apicoectomy).
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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