Abscess gum dangerous

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(Prior to this the other side of my mouth had a gum abscess - and left untreated. My face and neck blew up and then went down without a problem) A week later after the drainage, the swelling is down by about 90% but there remains a hard lump in my cheek, and the surface area of my cheek over it is numb, also affecting my mouth on that side. My smile is now crooked.
last week i developed an abcsess in my tooth. my cheek became very swollen. the doctor said the infection from the abscess had passed from my tooth into my cheek. they put me on keeflex. within 24 hours about 60% of the swelling in my cheek had subsided. i am now on day 6 of a 10 days worth of the keeflex.
If its an abscess it can be very dangerous. She should get the tooth treated (most likely an extraction is my guess). Antibiotics should be taken as well due to the infection spreading beyond the tooth and into the cheek/gum area.
How much risk is there of the infection spreading in a dangerous way if this is some kind of chronic low level abscess? Should I push for emergency treatment or can it wait until I get to Hong Kong? Will the antibiotics help address any risk of the infection spreading? How is it possible that I have gone back so many times for exams and had them find nothing wrong?
Hi I have large extremely painful abscess causing severe pain and swelling in gum, jawbone and neck. This is from a tooth diagnosed with internal root asorption. I've been taking anitbiotics for 5 days with no relief. I'm scheduled to see new specialist in 5 days, the first available appointment so I'm officially under nobody's care. Is this a dangerous situation and do I need to do something ASAP instead of waiting for my appointment?
None of my fiance's wisdom teeth are impacted, but one of them is partially erupted, and he got some food caught between the tooth and gum, which led to an infection. It was minor, according to his dentist (I asked if it could be life threatening and she laughed), and she said there was a very small abscess which went away. He took penicillin and did topical antimicrobial and he says he feels totally fine now. (he never had a fever or swollen lymph nodes- just some swelling at the gum).
Hi I have large extremely painful abscess causing severe pain and swelling in gum, jawbone and neck. This is from a tooth diagnosed with internal root asorption. I've been taking anitbiotics for 5 days with no relief. I'm scheduled to see new specialist in 5 days, the first available appointment so I'm officially under nobody's care. Is this a dangerous situation and do I need to do something ASAP instead of waiting for my appointment?
Pain so bad she cried constantly. Now an abcess showed up on her second to last tooth on the gum. We took her to the dentist who would not touch her mouth until she did a round of amoxil for 10 days. we are on the 3rd day, and the pain has increased and the swelling of the left side of her face is deforming. swelling is now going under her jaw and into the neck. Is the antibotics not working? Would it be of benifit to bring her to the Er? She is in massive pain and can eat nothing.
I was researching online and it said that a dental/gum abscess is accompanied by pain. But I have no pain there. Just a little discomfort from the actual swelling. My questions.... 1. I don't want to have another round of anti-biotics right now so soon after the last round. Would it be dangerous to wait and see if this swelling goes down on its own? 2.
What you are doing (popping the abscess) is very dangerous and I do hope won't lead to what happened to me, but in order for that not to happen you need to get to a dentist and have the infection addressed PROPERLY. Not with repeatedly popping it. The pressure may be relieved, but the infection is still there and doing its nasty work to the bone holding in your teeth. PLEASE make an appt ASAP. You could be saving your other teeth!
is it a common complaint? Can it be dangerous if I've had it for at least a year.. possibly longer with no symptoms? 2. Feeling around my gums I have a few ulcers recently but also I felt a rock hard mass in my gum that at first felt like bone before I realised it's not on the other side like that and seems just to be a hard painless mass about the size of a small pea. Just no idea what that is.. Seems to have been there for ages as well..
HELP! I got home today from class & my face feels swollen & numb in some places. Not unlike when you go to the dentist. My jaw bone is really sore too. I looked in the mirror & my cheeks do seem a little puffy. I am worried that maybe I came in contact with something & it's already making me sick. A couple of things about my own habits. When I am stressed, I tend to put pressure on my jaw by biting down. I don't realize I am doing it at first, but I stop the moment I do.
I just found out yesterday that I have a fistula from a root canal that was done over a year ago. It doesn't bother me except for a little swelling of the gum around that tooth, but it comes and goes. The x-rays taken yesterday did show the infected area around the root. My question is, why can't a fistula be treated with antibiotics? We treat other infections in our body with antibiotics so why not a fistula? Thanks.
I felt a pop in the top of my gum no tooth was there now..and i asked the second dentist to cut the gum...i begged and he did and nothinng but pus came out..no explaination...he dont want to be involved..with was going on...go to another dentist he said...I did i asked the third dentist to check the crown...and again its fine...but you can see it dont look right in the xray..no it fine she said...
just try it- a slice of raw garlic wrapped in a bit of gauze placed between the lip and gum over a tooth abscess, within 45 minutes the pain will be gone, with repeated application so will the infection. Your dentist will NEVER tell you about that one. If you want your eyes opened, visit www.naturalnews.com . If you use Facebook you can "like" their page and you will get regular updates to your home page. Also www.earthclinic.com, just amazing what natural substances can do!
I did my research online this seems to be a gum infection and/or abscess of the tooth and very painful for the cat. I've never grabbed this cat, nor will it let me take it somewhere, it moves tries to escape doesn't like to be grabbed. Please tell me if there is something i could take, any antibiotic or pain killer or anti inflammation, anything. Unfortunately i have not much knowledge of medicine.
He told me I needed to see a periodontist, which didn't surprise me because I had had gum surgery when I was only 21 for gum disease. (I was about 44 at the time of THIS dentist visit). I went home but never called a periodontist because I was just too embarrassed. Yesterday I went back to a new dentist a co-worker kept nagging me to go to. My co-worker does not know I have Hep C. He kept bugging me to go to see his dentist ..
In any case the allergist is not concerned about disease or infection. But the dentist did find gum infection and wants to do periodontal work (lift up the gums, clean, suture back into place as necessary). He'd rather do that than prescribe antibiotics but I'm desperate for relief of my hives condition and asked for an rx. He prescribed 1500 mg of amoxicillin (1 tab 3 times per day) and 750mg of metronidazole (1 tab 3 times per day) and I've been taking that since Thursday January 17th.
Now this time it's back near the opening left nostril. I could see the yellowish abscess. Now I'm not taking any medication, just Mefenamic Acid (e.g. Advil). The skin is always firm outside and excruciating pain even on lighttouch. Redness is apparent from outside. Nose is always dry and blood spots. I'm not sure what's the cause, I didnt eat nuts for a month already, Palm oil, etc is always been common in my diet evesince this too can't be the cause.
One of the causes of maxillary sinusitis is a tooth abscess that has leaked the infection into the maxillary sinus. The teeth may be X-rayed to find this. • Ethmoid sinuses. If infection occurs, you may get puffy eyes and pain between them. The sides of your nose may get tender to the touch, your nose may get stuffy, and you won’t be able to smell so well. You may also get a splitting headache, felt most intensely in the forehead. • Sphenoid sinuses.
Main message, be sure to tell the ENT/GP all your symptoms, you may have a secondary symptom going on such as pneumonia, be very very careful, Always see your Health Care Professional, do not treat on your own!!!! especially with bacteria, very very dangerous, a saline solution will not CURE...
boils are often caused by infected hair folicals. Bacteria from infection form an abscess or pocket of pus. The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery.
You could see the spot on the gum where the tack was, looked like a big pimple and was sore. Yesterday had the tack removed. (swelling is down and feels better already) The dentist talked about the next step being the titanium implants for the teeth., He too stated nobody is allergic to titanium...I think i'm putting everything on hold until I have some allergy testing done. Thanks to all of you I've found this out beforehand.
I had my teeth looked at a few months ago but there was no sign of abscess. I'm having a lumbar puncture on tuesday and an MRI of my neck and jaw next week so I'll see what that shows. I'll post my results. Would the MRI show any kind of infection, or pockets or abscesses in the jaw or anything like that? Thanks!
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