Tooth infection pus

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Avatar_n_tn The damage of the gums overlying the teeth can be the site of infection and hence the pus. Do consult a dentist for an examination. Hope this helps.
Avatar_f_tn If the tooth has been fractured by any injury, the dentist may perform a root canal to prevent infection and then treat the loose tooth. Bleeding and swollen gums could be due to bacteria or a lack of a certain vitamin that can lead to swollen gums,gingivitis, scurvy, periodontitis etc. In gingivitis there are swollen gums, bad breath, easily bleeding of the gums during flossing or brushing and gums may appear red-colored.
Avatar_n_tn it looks as though there may be some pus at the gum line. i did not have any infection at the time it was extracted. called dentist, receptionist told me i may have some infection draining but there is nothing they can do. i am rinsing frequently with salt water. will this clear up on its own??
Avatar_f_tn Saw my doctor on Wednesday and he said it sounded like anxiety. Dentist on Thursday, said I had a tooth infection. Freaked out, bc I know that this can spread to your brain. I've had a stye and a sinus infection, so now I'm convinced that it's spreading to my brain. My doctor said it's unlikely, so did the dentist. I'm taking an antibiotic and will be getting the infected tooth out next week. Possibly all 4... It's a top molar that's infected.
Avatar_f_tn Went on cephalexin. Been eight days. Still have pus in gap where tooth was and having soreness in left jaw. Wondering about this oral surgeon/dentist. I am new to them. Should I go back to them/seek a 2nd opinion. . .or go to ENT.
Avatar_n_tn I had my lower right wisdom tooth extracted 2 weeks ago, and since last night Ive had trouble swollowing and there is pus in the socket. What should I do?
Avatar_n_tn Hi, I need some advise regarding my teeth. I had a root canal done on my tooth 19th maybe about 3 years ago. 2 years ago my gum swelled because of pus & infection therefore the dentist did another root canal to remove the infection. I found out last sep. that there's some infection underneath that same tooth again, but because of some complication with insurance i didn't do anything about it till now. This time there's no swelling or pain or any sort of discomfort.
Avatar_n_tn It seemed ok but about 2 months ago a small hole appeared on the gum in front of this teeth which sporadically leaks pus and the tooth feels sore now and then (with varying intesity of pain). My dentist has prescribed 2 courses of amoxicillin now but this has not fixed the problem. Any advice on what I should do now? I don't want to have the tooth out as it is a front bottom one.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, Any bacterial infection can lead to collection of pus in the tooth can cause tooth abscess. A tooth infection should be treated appropriately to prevent spread of infection. The usually preferred antibiotics are amoxicillin, clindamycin, penicillins and metrogyl.Azithromycin may raise serum methadone levels and/or increase the effects of methadone. It is advisable to contact a local health care provider. Do write to us again. Best luck and regards!
1085237_tn?1293764246 The doc said to check with the dentist to see if it was wisdom tooth related so went to dentist they weren't sure and referred me to an oral surgeon who could not be sure that it was but went ahead and removed the left impacted wisdom tooth. Now I have an infection the clinic put me on 300 mg of clindamycin 4 times a day, and I am due to see the surgeon again tomorrow but the swelling and hardness in my jaw and neck is still there.
15474313_tn?1443818520 The fever and pus also sound like a wound infection. You need to see your doctor for antibiotics and/or he needs to care for the wound.
Avatar_f_tn I would like to change my diet and get healthier in hopes it will help but change is not easy. I'm still leaking a little pus although my breast lump seems smaller and colour of pus changed from orange-ish to yellow-ish and not feeling so much pain now. Can put some pressure on my breast without hurting, accidental, of course. Since pain, I've tried my best not to bang or have anyth touch it. Being sick is not good, not good at all.
Avatar_f_tn You should go back to your dentist to have the area checked. Pus is usually a sign of infection.
Avatar_n_tn Hello, In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc. It can be diagnosed with the help of clinical examination, dental x-rays and other tests. Antibiotics are given for the infection.
Avatar_m_tn Hello, I recommend that you call your doctor's office and ask them if the swelling is normal, because when your upper or lower jaw swells with an abscessed tooth it's indicative of a very serious infection. When you call them you can also ask about the pocket of poison but I am surprised your doctor did not drain it for you to clear out some of the infection.
Avatar_f_tn A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.
Avatar_f_tn I have a back molar that broke about 3 months ago ive been trying to save up for root canal but now I think I will need it pulled. The tooth stopped hurting and then I got the pus pocket under it that would flare up but then go down. Now its present and I can tell my gum on that side has some swelling compared to the other side. No bad pain just sore to touch from the outside of my cheek.
1090423_tn?1286291250 You need to go to back to the ER most likely to try to get it taken care of. It sounds like they may need to drain the pus out and put you on a different antibiotic. Eventually you'll need to take care of the bad tooth but at this stage, its important to prevent the infection from spreading further.
Avatar_n_tn It appears that the infection source is dental origin. Seeing a dentist to deliver appropriate dental treatemnt is advised.
Avatar_f_tn I had 2 upper teeth pulled 2 weeks ago. I had an infection going on. 1 tooth was broken in half wth a cap on it and the other was to brittle from the root canal it had to repeat another root cancal so they said to pull it. I have one molar in the back left and the area right next to the very front left tooth has whats left of a root canal I guess. In an xray it looks like a post is in my gum but I believe it is the root of my tooth.
Avatar_n_tn I've never had an infection in my mouth before so it's got me really worried. My tooth did stop hurting mostly though since my cheek swelled up, not sure why, is that good? Thanks, and any advice will be appreciated.
Avatar_f_tn How will I know if my tooth infection spread to my brain or other parts of my body??? Scared... I have a sinus infection and eye infection. Are all of these related??? Saw a dentist and doctor recently. I've had all sorts of symptoms for 2 + months. I'm so scared that I hVe a brain abscess. Please help... Thank you...
Avatar_m_tn He had a root canal done about two weeks ago on his lower right hand side tooth - second from the back. There was an infection there and the endodontist cleaned it out. They put him on Amoxycillin and then on a stronger antibiotic - Clymo (sorry don't know the name). Yesterday, they opened it up again and there was pus/infection there. They cleaned it out again, stuffed it with bacterial medicine and that was that. More painkillers and three more days on antibiotics!