Abscess gum surgery

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Avatar n tn So finally, here are my questions. Does it sound like the gum is infected or is this normal 4 days after gum surgery? Should I get the root canal even though I don't need it right now, or should I risk ruining a crown in the near future? Is there any way of knowing if this dentist caused the damage in the first place? Should I get a second opinion? Thanks for listening to my sob story, I appreciate any help!
Avatar n tn I have recently developed a dental abscess on the lower left side of my gum. It is located below the screw they placed during surgery. I went to my local dentist and he told me to contact my Maxillofacial Surgery and prescribed 500 mg of Amoxicillin because it may be related to the screw. I have no pain at all in my tooth only the discomfort of having a swollen gum and what feels like like a hard bump a little above the abscess.
Avatar f tn I had a sinus lift done in November 2008 (9 months ago) to prepare for implants to be placed. Ever since the lift surgery, I have had a swelling on the gum tissue where the surgery took place. The swelling extends about 2-3 inches along the gum and a little on the cheek side. It hurts quite a bit. The pain extends to my eye socket and I have frequent nose bleeding on the opposite side.
Avatar n tn I have had two crowns from different dentists that have resulted in abscesses - the first of which went into my bone and I had to have surgery. I told both dentists that the crowns did not feel as if they were seated correctly, but of course I was ignored. The dentists have just told me that these things "happen". I don't believe it. It is either incompetence on their part, or there is something wrong with my body.
Avatar n tn If it can manage to break through the jaw bone and exit out of the gum, then the person can live with an abscess for years because the pus buildup in the jaw will leak out of the "gum boil," thus reducing the buildup of bacteria. 3) Which brings us to this question. If it doesn't escape through the jaw and into the mouth through the gums, it can also spread through the fascial planes of the head. These are spaces where muscles and tissues connect.
Avatar f tn I have a lump on my upper gum for the last month. I had a crown removed three weeks ago. I've taken pencillian twice already. The pain and the lump is still there. When I press on it it hurts a lot. I cannot eat on that side. My Dentist took a couple of x-rays back then and gave me pencillian. Nothing has changed. Recently I notice a dark circle on the upper roof of that side. I touched it and it hurts. It has not grown in size..What to do next?
Avatar n tn First I would like to know if they are going to do another root canal or if they're going to perform surgery through my gum to remove this ball of infection? And can only an Endodonitcs fix this problem or can a oral surgeon do this as well? If they go through my gum this would be surgry right? I would like this procdure to be covered under my medical insurance not soak up my dental, so there for I would like to understand what is going to happen with this.
4279185 tn?1352125277 Root canal failed and i developed an abscess on gum. Dentist at the time said best to leave it. Several years passed, new dentist decided to redo the root canal and perform an apiectomy. One day after stitches came out the familiar pimple was back. Since then i have lived with this infection, every so often i have to forcibly drain it to reduce the swelling and pain.
Avatar f tn This past two weeks I decided to start eating on that side that I had to implant done and now there is a bump above the gum line and it's obviously sore and tender to push. Not that I want to push on it. I rinsed with Chlorohexidine this morning and I am hoping that will help. I should also add the fact that I smoke. But the doctor told me I had to quit during the surgery and to allow for the bone to take. I thought since this implant was done a while ago I would be able to smoke again.
Avatar m tn It is due to dead pulp of 15. Tooth 14 and 15 need root canal and tooth 14 need gum surgery to remove the pocket. I am a bit confused about who was right on the gum boil. I cannot see infection of root of tooth 15 on X-ray as in many abscess X-rays. Besides, tooth 15 is still alive. The second dentist said the infection is on the inner root of the tooth 15 which cannot be seen from X-ray. But the boil is on tooth 15, so it is hard for me to believe the first dentist also.
Avatar n tn Yes the infection came back, probably due to micro-fissures in the bad tooth (that was root canalled). So last Friday gum surgery - open gum, remove root of bad tooth, remove all the inrfection most of which was small round "cysts", bone grafts and now I wait til this Friday for the first just take a look. Stitches don't come out until next Friday - and then it's a minimum 4 months before we'll know if the bone graft took.
Avatar m tn Hi.I am aware that my wisdom tooth is being retained in the gum after I took an X ray, but after months, that area of my gum smells very bad whenever I push it with my finger or by chewing food on it. It also smells in the gap between the gum and the next tooth. I hate this and wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions to reduce this smell.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn If its growing that fast, it may not be bone but an abscess or cellulitis in which there's an infection and its spreading into the gum/cheek area and is so swollen it feels hard. Best to get it checked as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn i had an abscess on a tooth that had already had root canal treatment went to the dentist he said i had the abscess after taking an x ray and said the tooth needed to be removed. without asking whether there was anyone to go home wiith me or if the rest of my day was free, he, under just normal injected into the mouth painkiller proceeded to pull the tooth i felt most of it and screamed i had previously asked can i have gas and air or something he said id be "fine" .
Avatar m tn Just discovered I have both of these a couple months ago after noticing a lump in my gum. The cyst has been eating away at my jaw and has perforated it, I've had no pain, but will be getting surgery soon. My question is what are the chances of the tooth infection contributing to my chronic fatigue? I have found a few only posts stating, infections can make you feel lousy, fatigued etc. But no real solid information or testimonials.
Avatar n tn I went to see my dentist and he said it was infected because he must've missed a canal. My question starts here... He cut through the gum and removed pus inside and put a rubber like stuff in there. When I asked what it was, he said it was to kill the nerves he missed from a canal and nothing else needed to be done. I can't understand how he can clean up a canal through the side of gum. Does this sound normal? also, It's been couple of days and the infection cleared up.
Avatar m tn I have an upper left molar which required an emergency root canal during a hiking trip in France due to an abscess in 2011. They redid the root canal (or finished it anyhow) when I returned home, but were not entirely happy with how it was done. Since then, I've had fleeting pain around the tooth, but repeated xrays showed nothing at all unusual. In October 2013 I was in Hong Kong for a job interview and the gum above the tooth became sore and bruised.
Avatar m tn Just throbbing pain at different times. A CT Scan show a hole up by my jaw bone. When the did the surgery they found an abscess (cavity). I had them pull the molar, and they cleaned out the abscess. It is now March and my gum is still sore. Is this normal? I did have quite a few stitches in my mouth. Just wasn't sure if it should still be sore. I should say it is only sore when I touch up there.
Avatar n tn Hello, This persistent abscess that does not get cleared with antibiotics is called Parulis as this elevated nodule is actually an opening of fistulous tract from some chronic abscess either in association with tooth (periapical abscess) or gum abscess or could be sinus in your case. As I can not do physical exam hence can not say for sure about the origin of the abscess. It needs x-ray and second opinion of a dentist who can examine.
Avatar m tn Anyway now, about a day after the surgery was completed, the bump on my gum seems to have returned and feels exactly the same as it did before the root canal (the 'air bubble' sensation) and I am concerned, as this area was drained yesterday. I am wondering if the new bump is the returning infection causing another abscess (or is it too soon for the abscess to return in such a way?), or if it is simply more swelling as a result of the procedure.
Avatar n tn I noticed a blister on my gum above tooth #4 in April 08. Immediately had a root canal for abscess and dead tooth. The abscess receded in size very slowly over the months, and now back down to the gum. However feels mushy with sharp edges. Bone has not reformed. Now after 7 months saw an oral surgeon and had panorex 3D CT scan showing 2 cm dental cyst which appears to extend into right sinus. The oral surgeon showed me pix of right sinus half filled with 'junk' with sharp edges.
Avatar f tn I was on antibiotics (augmentin) before the surgery, which I continued due to the abscess but the day following the root canal, my face is very swollen, from the nose to below the jaw bone and slightly pink. It is not hard and not terribly sensitive today. What could have happened to cause this swelling and do you think the abscess has not been completely resolved?
Avatar m tn 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).
Avatar f tn About 4 weeks ago, I went to my dentist for an abscess that developed on the gum next to this molar. An x-ray revealed infection. I've been on penicillin for 3 weeks and seeing an endo on Friday to have it evaluated. So far, my dentist said I may have to get the root canal redone. When I asked him if this would save the tooth, he said not necessarily. So, if I have the tooth extracted, what can be done to fill the void? He doesn't think an implant is feasible.
Avatar f tn This morning she says that she has a hole in her gum. There is no sign as to what casued the abscess. Before we left the hospital, the microbiolgy report had not come back. We will follow up on Monday or Tuesday with the doctor. The doctors say they don't know what caused this. I know that science has come a long way, but is it ridiculous not to have a mircrobiology report back within a few days?
Avatar f tn Since that time I had been treated for sinus infections 3-5 times in a year's time that are treated w/ antibiotics. About a year after the gum surgery I start feeling the same painful symptoms & before you know it the gums swell & an abscess appears in the same area. I go back to the dentist & after a few bouts of antibiotics I go in for a root canal for the tooth that appears to be the cause (same tooth/gum area as surgery).
398920 tn?1218782947 I feel like every rib bone and back bone in my body has been crushed. Since I need surgery for my disc problems, there isn't much I can do for my pain until I have the surgery. I don't have insurance or my disability yet, so I just have to wait and hurt. This was really BAD tho. this was almost unbearable. I took something and it has taken the edge off, THANK GOD, I had 7 teeth pulled in one week a few months ago and this was just as bad if not worse pain.