How would you treat abscess of the gums
A:There are two treatments for a dental abscess: removal of the abscess via root canal or extracting the affected tooth. Cha cha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/how-would-you-treat-abscess-of-the-gums ]
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- How would you treat abscess of the gums
- There are two treatments for a dental abscess: removal of the abscess via root canal or extracting the affected tooth. Cha cha!
- How to treat gum abscess?
- Seeing a dentist is indicated so that a professional can treat gum abscess, typically with antibiotics. Rinsing with salt water and taking a pain reliever like Motrin can help ease symptoms.
- Why has the abscess on my gum not gone down after a treating it w…?
- sometimes it just takes a bit for the bump to go away. If it is still there when u visit ur dentist he may give u more meds or pop it himself
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- Q: Ok so the endodontist told me i have an abscess inside my gums that’s about half the size of an adult’s thumb. I got a root canal 5 days ago and the endodontist said that when I get the root canal completed (which is in 3 days), they might drain the abscess. Well in the past two days, I’ve felt/heard a “crackling sound” twice on the tooth where the root canal was done. Does that mean the abscess like, popped or exploded? I can’t see any swelling and there’s no bump so I know the abscess is inside my gums (even though I had one that was on top of my gums about a month ago, but it’s gone), so do you think it popped inside my gums? How would I know if it did or not? Any other advice would help too! Please help me!!! I’m really worried because I heard that a popped abscess can kill you… And since I got hte root canal, does that mean the abscess is treated and that I shouldn’t worry about it? Thank you
- A: The absess is gone and is still dying off from the antibiotics and your body the popping sound is probably the temporary filling coming lose or maybe your tooth itself has cracked. Our teeth that has been root canaled are a lot weaker and are known to fracture. My point is you are not going to die u are gstinf better. Make a appointment to see if the temporary filling is still in place or if your tooth is still in tact
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- Q: For the last several months, I have had reoccurring lumps of sorts on my gums. They started about a day after my last dental visit, where I had x-rays and all of the other usual dentist checkup-y things done and they didn’t find any abscesses or any signs of oral cancer, or anything wrong except for some cavities that needed to be filled and early signs of gum disease due to poor dental care when I was younger and lack of checkups for a year or two. As far as I know abscesses or oral cancer (at least not in the stage of what I would consider to be a tumor, if it were cancer) don’t just “appear” in a day after having x-rays and a full workup done on my mouth. I do have 2 teeth with cavities in the back of my mouth (one on each side, actually below where the lumps are) but the dentist didn’t think either of them were THAT bad, but should be filled as soon as possible, though due to me not having any insurance he didn’t see any reason that with proper personal dental care it couldn’t be taken care of a little bit later when things were more financially stable and I had my insurance issue settled. I do have my wisdom teeth coming in slowly, but they are only coming in on the bottom. For whatever reason, I don’t have top wisdom teeth.Anyway, I have these lumps on my gums, and everything I have ever read about abscesses says that they cause pain, usually immense pain, but mine don’t cause any pain at all. They’re not even a tiny bit sore, and they go away intermittently but then raise back up, usually in the morning when I wake up. They are usually always above the back teeth on my gums, the one on the right is about the size of a jellybean, and is newer than the one on the left. The one on the right feels like I can move it with my tongue, like I can push it around and lift up part of it with my tongue, but this is a new thing and before the lump has always just been a solid lump, never anything movable. The one on the left is smaller, and usually less inflamed than the right one usually. They feel as though they’re filled with something, though I’ve read and heard that when an abcess bursts there is a VERY bitter and unpleasant taste in your mouth from the pus. When my… well, whatever they are, go down, I don’t taste anything in my mouth, much less anything bitter or gross, and they don’t hurt when they go away or when they re-appear. They slightly vary in size, but are always smaller than the jellybean size, which is the biggest they ever get, and they don’t get that big very often. As for color… the last I checked they are the same pinkish color of my gums, not white or yellow or anything. I don’t have any underlying conditions, I am otherwise medically healthy.Any ideas as to what this is or how to go about treating it? I went on a cycle of antibiotics back in September when I first was terrified I had dental abcesses, but they didn’t go away. My GP thought that maybe they weren’t dental abcesses or a dental infection… but wasn’t sure what they were since there was no pain and they didn’t go away with antibiotics. I read somewhere about some kind of condition where you just get growths on your gums that eventually go down or go away, and I can’t get to my doctor/dentist until March again because of insurance reasons…again.
- A: Are they behind your last molars, on the tissue where your wisdom teeth will erupt? If you can take a picture and post it, that would be helpful. I do not think that they are an abscess because your dentist would have seen an infection on the x-ray. Also, I do not think that they are pyogenic granulomas. These take more than two days to develop. It seems that these vesicles are caused by some irritants while you were at your dentist. As long as they go away within two weeks, you shouldn’t worry. If they last longer than two weeks you should probably see you dentist asap to rule out anything serious. (oral cancer doesn’t typically present itself in this manner)You may want to rinse with a cup of warm water + 1 tsp. salt. And maintain good oral hygiene!EDIT: please note that pyogenic granulomas, like most granulomas or fibromas, are usually caused by chronic irritants (i.e. subgingival calculus aka “tarter”), not going to an hour long appointment.Good luck
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- Q: A few weeks ago I started getting strange pains in the side of my face, it would start at the bottom of my jaw line and slowly work it’s way across the rest of my face, giving me what felt like a toothache an earache and a migraine all at the same time. It came and went for a few days here and there and then part of my tooth fell out… it was only a small shard but this happened twice and for no apparent reason other then the tooth is beginning to rot away I guess. The problem is that when these shards came out they left sharp tips which would cut, grind and gnaw at the inside of my cheeks and gums. Now my gums have swollen up all around my tooth and more recently have developed cuts and some sort of spots, blisters, a bad puss like taste and a nasty odour which doesn’t go away no matter how many times I brush my teeth, which I’m guessing is the infection.So… it sounds simple enough… right? well it’s not… cos since all this has happened a lump has emerged from underneath my jawline… I’ve known about this lump for a long time and had always assumed it was some kind of cyst, I had a problem with it once slipping around knotting my muscles up but then it disappeared and I haven’t had a problem with it for years or even noticed it for that matter but now it’s swollen up to the point that it feels like it’s going to burst, it’s very sensitive and painful to touch and it’s adding a lot of tension to the surrounding muscles.Which brings me to my questions…Who should I see first a dentist or a doctor?Which will they treat first the tooth or the cyst or can they treat both at the same time?Is there anything I can do to help ease the pain of either of these problems? (obviously I haven’t got any cocaine to hand)Also if left untreated or if the infection spreads or the cyst or abscess bursts releasing it’s poisonous toxins into my blood stream etc.. what’s the worst case scenario? how long will I have to live? will they amputate my jaw? 8)
- A: I am very surprised that you have had all these symptoms for so long and have not been to see your dentist.Might as well see your dentist as that is where your Dr will send you anyway.Tooth infections cause lumps and cysts, as do stones in the salivary glands but all need to be reviewed and sorted by your dentist.He will exam and xray and then decide on how to treat and whether it needs to referred and I bet you get a course of antibiotics to start with.If you sort yourself out and go in the next couple of days by Christmas Day they will have kicked in and you fell better about it.Toothache can cause symptoms like migraine and sinus pain and muck up facial feelings till you are completely confused.