Abscess tooth lump

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Avatar f tn This only numbs the pain slightly and wears off quite quickly. Ive also got a swollen left side of my face and a lump on my gum. I know I need to see a dentist and probably get antibiotics but the problem is its christmas day and I wont be able to seek help for several days - possibly a week or more and I cant cope with this pain. Any advice on what I can do at home in the meantime to make it bearable?
Avatar f tn The only possible reason for this abscess that I can think of is that about a year ago, my front tooth got the corner chipped off. Please respond asap... I am a worrier!! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/652619'>dental abscess</a>.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess/show/1725027">tooth abscess</a> was started.
Avatar f tn The dentist said that now that the tooth is gone, the lump will go away too. It's way too swollen and painful to touch right now, but how long should it take for the lump to go away? I'm also on Penicillin V K, for 8 days now. Could having this abscess and not knowing it account for feeling "lousy", generally unwell all this time? Or is it just a localized thing?. Or does it depend on the person?
2115026 tn?1334509302 I would take him to have this seen by the vet Monday. It may be a tooth abscess...or it may be a tumor that needs to come off. It sounds as though it is causing him pain.
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?
Avatar n tn I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and salt water. It's a hole like a pimple. It's a lump too. Only blood was on the qtip, nothing yellow. I checked his teeth, they all look ok. I can't see under his tongue. He's been acting normally, eating hard and soft food, going to the bathroom, etc.
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 m tn Hello...a week ago I went to my dentist with excruciating tooth pain. He identified the issue as a tooth infection and scheduled a root canal for after the infection is cured. I had no swelling at the time. The pain lessened but was still noticeable since beginning the antibiotic (amoxicillin). This morning I woke up with the pain mostly gone from the tooth; however, my jaw is now swollen with what feels like a hard lump and is sensitive to being touched.
Avatar f tn I have an abscess in a broken tooth on the upper right side, 2nd tooth from the back. I feel a lump on the upper portion of the gum line, near where the jaw connects. My cheek is swollen and I have a bitter taste in my mouth. I am afraid that it has spread into my cheek cavity. How serious is this? What is the worst thing that can happen if I am unable to go to a dentist? I don't have any insurance. Should I go to the emergency room?
Avatar m tn I had a tooth extracted about 6 months ago, but a piece of the root was left in the gum. Recently I developed an abscess from the root and went back to my dentist. He gave me amoxicillin which I finished taking a few days ago, but the gum boil is still there. It's like a big lump on my gum. I've been referred to have the root fragment removed by a different dentist, but the appointment isn't for another 2 months. Should I worry that the gum boil is still there? Should I go back to my dentist?
4279185 tn?1352125277 Around 18 years ago i needed a root canal done on my upper front tooth, next to the two largest front teeth. 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 n tn I now have a lump between bad tooth and gum which wont seem to budge! I am in no pain and all my swelling has gone down.What I would like to ask is if this could still be the abscess and the antibiotics are still working or could this be a gum boil? How long does antiobiotics take to leave my system when finishing them.
Avatar m tn Due to a tooth abscess, my cheek swelled out. An endodontist drained it and put my on a course of anti-biotics telling me it had reached a dangerous stage. (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.
Avatar m tn Over the past couple day this now huge lump has formed in the back of my mouth. 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 I had an absessed tooth removed last week and I still have a bit of a lump or swelling in my jaw bone. Is this normal and does it take along time to recover. I am also on antibiotics still.
Avatar m tn It is fixed only on one part of the gum i can even move it away from the tooth buy is is highly sensitive. Is this what you call an abscess or once the swelling is gone the lump of meet will retract?Momentarily i am taking antibiotics.I really need some advice on what to do.
Avatar n tn I had my tooth removed 6 weeks ago and i had drysocket and got it packed with clove oil and the pain went away and each week i could see it healing fine, but about a week ago a lump formed on the inside on my gum below the extraction hole and is a little sore and when i press in on it it seems to let clear blood come out of the hole?. What is it??? should i be concerned?
Avatar f tn A couple of years ago I had a bad root canal. I will spare the details but the tooth never stopped hurting, dentist didn't believe me, etc. I believe it's likely the molar was literally infected for years. So fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. The majority of the tooth broke off. I saw a dentist last Tuesday, 6 days ago. They pulled the tooth on the spot. Three days later I developed dry socket. Lots of pain, lots of swelling, back to the dentist.
1839466 tn?1432596684 Last week, i ended up having my first encounter with a abscess tooth. It was and has been horrible. Since then, I have been put on Advil, Hydrocodon-acetanino, and Clindamycin. I've also seen my dentist who started a root canal on the tooth but just drilled a whole, did some drainage, not all, and left a sponge in it so it can fully drain. I'm supposed to go back next week to complete the full root canal.
Avatar n tn Next you could see if any of the draining areas have any evidence of infection, like tonsils, the skin, tooth abscess or an ear infection. Infections like tuberculosis can cause lymph adenopathy. It would be worthwhile to see if other lymph groups are enlarged namely, axilla and groin, these can be palpated, the others like those in the chest or abdomen may need a CT to detect their enlargement. Also correlating with blood counts, could help with further analysis.
691614 tn?1227468251 The only treatments I know of for an abscessed tooth is a root canal or extraction of the tooth. Don't wait too long otherwise you could develop sepsis from the tooth abscess, and you could end up hospitalized. If you end up hospitalized, you will end up spending more money.
Avatar m tn Well now I have a painless lump on the outside gum right below that tooth. It seems to have appeared over night. I thought I felt food in there and noticed it. It feels like a blister but doesn't hurt at all. Is this something I can wait a few days and see if it goes away, I just discovered it. Is this likely an abscess from the infection since its by the same tooth?
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my dentist because I was experiencing extreme pain in my mouth. They told me my upper left wisdom tooth was infected and prescribed me a prescription for an antibiotic and ibuprofen to help with the discomfort, as well as referring me to an oral surgeon. I have an appointment in three days with the oral surgeon for an exam (Its been two weeks already) but I have the feeling my tooth is still infected even after taking the antibiotic.
Avatar f tn Last night I noticed a little bit of my cheek looked swollen, this morning it is very swollen, almost up to my eye. My tooth has been giving me problems but very recently I noticed a lump at the top of my gum, so that's why I have the appointment. I'm very scared right now as my dentist doesnt open for 2 hours......I called a registered nurse and she said it does not sound life threatening and I should see my dentist right away, I'm just very worried.
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 m tn I had a root canal November last week for an abscess tooth (however it was on the left side of my mouth. I had a cyst removed right beneath my chin (size of a quarter) in 2011, which turned out to be non-cancerous. My brother had a cyst removed from his shoulder which can only be found in Caucasian genes (don't know how this is related but it might be.) All insights/experiences are appreciated! Thank you!
Avatar n tn HI, Repeated episodes raise the possibility of chronic infection and possibly a tooth abscess. You should consult a dentist for an evaluation. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents will help tide over the problem. Application of ice packs will also help. It is best to defer tooth extraction till after the delivery of the baby. Hope this helps. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.