Abscess tooth fistula

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Avatar n tn And if a tooth absecessed drained into the sinus would it still show up on a x-ray? If your tooth abscess is chronic and always draining?
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess/show/1725027">tooth abscess</a> was started.
Avatar f tn It has been swelling on the buccal side and now has a draining fistula. I am letting it drain and using Glyoxide. There is no pain involved. The last time I had a lower right molar re-root canaled for $1,492,00 (the first on it having been 2 yrs prior) and re-crowned the tooth only lasted 8 months then it was abscessed again which resulted in an extraction. I guess my question is as long as it is draining and I am keeping it clean how dangerous is this to my overall health.
Avatar n tn I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
Avatar n tn Additionally, since its a front tooth, I would be more willing to take a risk to try to preserve the tooth for cosmetic reasons as well. If there is a fistula that allows the pus to drain, it can remain somewhat stable over long periods of time but if that fistula is blocked, it can result in rapid spread of infection elsewhere.
Avatar m tn antibiotic alone wont cure the abscess, drainage is mandatory, either through the same tooth (Root Canal Treatment) or Surgical...
Avatar n tn Hi, I have had a bump on my gum below a previously root canaled tooth for over two months now with no pain. It has drained a couple of times, but not in the last few weeks. In the last few weeks, I had to have my crown recemented because it fell off.
Avatar m tn Its on the gums below a tooth that had a root canal done to it less than a year ago. The dentist place wasnt open so I thought I could get some help here.
Avatar f tn Having an implant placed in an area that has an abscess is not the best choice. Funny enough, just on Monday, my father needed his tooth number 7 removed due to an abscess and need for an implant and I only removed the tooth, we will wait a few weeks and then place the graft at that time (in his case he has lost much bone on the front part of the jaw bone) and then place the implants. I would recommed a CT scan always.
Avatar n tn I am 24 and have never in my life had a cavity or any other dental problems including any need for braces. I do still have 4 baby teeth that never had anything behind them and the tooth that is giving me some pain might be one of the 4. I have a small sore bump in the gum of my right lower canine. The pain is not much and can only be felt at times and is sore to the touch. The slight swelling is a big concern. What could this be and what can I do for it?
Avatar n tn Do I need a second appointment? Tooth had a fistula and still looks like it has a real small little pimple like thing. Is that still a fistula? How do I know if it's still infected? Had root canal 5 weeks ago. The gum above the tooth hurts when I brush it or touch it, like when I scratch my nose. The doctor says it's normal to have pain a month or so later but if i REALLY want to come in, I can. I drove 2 1/2 hours for this root canal because my Dentist said that he was the best.
Avatar f tn Good question. The reason why the fistula probably isn't bothering right now is because as the infection grows and produces pus, it drains out of your fistula into your mouth. If the fistula ever closes though or gets plugged, then there is no escape for the pus and it'll swell inside your jaw and can cause a severe abscess or swelling, or it may attempt to leave through another space in your head which can be very dangerous.
Avatar n tn I live in Toronto and it was a mandatory long weekend so I ended up going to ER where I was prescribed Tramadol HCL XR (Tridural) once a day for the pain and Amoxicilin 500mg (3 times a day for 14 days) for the infection. Doc thought it to be a gum or tooth abscess. My dentist, like a lot of people here, decided to take some extra time off, I will not be able to see him before june 4, 13 days from now.
Avatar m tn Judging by your description, it is most likely a fistula which is a tract that forms from the abscess of your infected tooth that escapes out to the gums. As long as the fistula in intact, your abscess can drain and slow down the spread of the abscess but if the fistula closes up, the abscess can spread rapidly through your face or neck area. I would recommend seeing a dentist and getting treatment started.
Avatar f tn Hi, lump in the gums above and adjacent to the teeth most commonly can be tooth abscess or fistula opening due to infected tooth. You may just check out any frank cavity or food imapaction area in related teeth to the swelling. In such case you may need antibiotics and root canal treatment of the affected tooth with the help of a dentist. Other possibilties could be pyogenic granuloma, fibroma, periodontal abscess etc. Check out with local dentist to confirm.
Avatar n tn I have a broken tooth and a possible abscess? My lower jaw has a quarter size red mark on it but the tooth does not hurt. I have a little pain when I press on my red mark only? What is this?
Avatar n tn It may be a fistula which is a small pimple/track that allows the pus from an infected tooth to leak out. It would be best to see a dentist to take an x-ray and evaluate the problem.
Avatar f tn It sounds like what is called a fistula. Infection inside the tooth finally finds its way out. It will make a path to the outside and when it reaches the gum it forms a bump. It does sound like you may have an infected tooth. Taking care of it now is really your only option. If you wait, and it is an infection, eventually the fistula will get larger and the infection will spread to the periodontal ligament and bone.
Avatar f tn Its possible that the infection could travel and spread although the presence of a fistula is a good thing. The pus that is created is actually leaving the abscess through the fistula and preventing it from spreading usually. The fever and headache can be from the infection of the tooth although if a root canal was performed, it should be fine.
317787 tn?1473362051 Just wanted to get back to you, I saw the surgeon, he said he thinks it is gum tissue healing after the tooth was cut out. He called it granulation though he said it did look like a fistula (infection) he said give it another week.
Avatar n tn It isn't an emergency room type of situation because he is right, as long as there's a fistula and its draining, it'll never fully abscess and become problematic but I would say that there's a risk involved with it plugging up and spreading elsewhere, causing significant damage to the bone and surrounding tissue. Obviously the abscess can spread through the facial planes of the head and that is definitely a life threatening situation.
Avatar n tn When was the last time you saw a dentist? It may be a fistula (parulis) which is a small opening from an abscess. Its like end of a garden hose and the pus is draining out of it. It would be best to see a dentist to get it evaluated.
Avatar m tn Iight I smoke cigarettes and I tried nicorette gum to quit but didn't work, so I stopped using them and a week after I got the bump on my left side gum in the inside of my mouth and for those 2 years I kept on pushing it down and pus would come outta it and the next day it would come back and do it again , but when i drain it til theirs blood the tooth would hurt for a few mins than the pain goes away if anyone has had this before share your story on it cause I don't know what this is and can't
Avatar f tn I would recommend seeing a dentist as soon as possible. It sounds like you have an abscess with a fistula, which is a small drain that releases pus from the infection in the jaw. It may need a root canal or it may possibly be another tooth next to it. Seeing a dentist would definitely be the best thing to do to find out what steps need to be taken to fix the infection.
Avatar n tn It sounds like it might be a fistula (drainage) from an abscess. Especially if you're using warm salt water to draw material out. The good news is that since its draining, it won't swell up too much in your jaw so you're not in any immediate danger of a severe abscess but if it closes up, it may not have anywhere to escape and the pus will cause a swelling in the area, possibly going to the eye or down the neck.
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 f tn Hi, There may be decay below the filling that has caused an abscess to form. It's good that you are going to the dentist! Please let us know how it turns out for you.
Avatar n tn Its hard to say what it is. It could be a small abscess or fistula from an infected tooth. It could be just a cold sore or canker sore. Best to go to your dentist for a checkup.
Avatar n tn 3 and a 1/2 years later the root canaled tooth became infected (abscess) and my endodontist performed another root canal to make sure that all the canals had been "sterilized". After the re-treat, the pain went away. However, my root canaled tooth has become infected once again. The problem is that right now i do not have access to any dental care since i am working on a very small island in the Caribbean.