Gum infection pocket

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Avatar f tn My dentist cleaned the gum using a syringe directly on the gum pocket. It was not a regular dental plaque removal, since I have an otherwise healthy gum.
Avatar n tn An abnormal deepening of the natural crevice or space between the teeth and gums is called a pocket. They are normally 1 to 3mm deep. They provide space for infection to develop and spread. Pocket beyond depth of 3 mm can cause bad breath. Pockets which are 5mm or less may need scaling and may be controlled. A clinical evaluation and x-rays are essential for determining the correct management of your condition. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn She has x-rayed the tooth (it had a root canal years ago) and says that the root canal is intact, and that the infection is in a pocket between the tooth and the gum. She advised increased dental hygiene in order to shift the infection, and said that there was nothing else she could do beyond extracting the tooth. Since then I have been beyond meticulous in trying to keep my teeth clean.
Avatar n tn I got a seed stuck in my gum, I pull it out and now its got a pocket of infection on front and back side of tooth. Do I need to go to detist or just keep rising with salt water??
Avatar f tn The tooth had apparently died long ago and caused an infection. It developed a sinus channel through the gum and finally drained on its own. Had I not had a crown on the tooth, I would have known something was badly wrong almost immediately. All I needed was a root canal and to have the crown reglued and that was the end of that little episode. No anesthesia needed for the root canal either since the nerve was long gone.
Avatar m tn This will create a pocket of air which can be very hard to see on an x-ray and will cause the start of a bad infection in the gum. This happened to me and the Dentist did an x-ray which in turn showed nothing until the infection got bad enough to show up on the x-ray. Have your Dentist do another x-ray. Some Dentist offices now have an x-ray machine that is more in-depth than the typical one used in offices today.
Avatar f tn I was put on Amoxicillin and a root canal was performed on June 23, two days later an incision was made in the gum to clean out some of the infection, the next day a small hole was made in the upper gum to try and drain some of the infection. On July 1st I was sent to an oral surgeon who did a panoramic of my face and there was infection the size of a walnut up into my sinus. He put me on Augmentin and on July 8th he pulled the tooth.
Avatar m tn Usually the swelling should slow down on the third day, if its increasing on the third day, it may indicate an infection is occurring. As for the loose tooth, generally after flap surgery, the teeth may feel looser than normal but it should tighten up some. Its hard to say how much though.
1229039 tn?1267412311 He did a root scaling in the area and at first I felt a little better but then it startet smelling,bleeding and tasting weird and got a little swollen. So I went to a Perodontist. He said I have some mild gum disease and he did a scaling in my whole mouth and applied antibiotics on 6 areas of my mouth. (I also got a new nightguard with no hooks cause the old one broke.) That was 4 month ago.
Avatar m tn 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. Could some one give me some hints on this?
Avatar n tn They did an X-ray and a CT scan to rule out a dental problem and I was diagnosed with a sinus infection. There was a large pocket of puss inside the sinus cavity in my cheek. I was given scripts for the Z-pack and a steroid. Now, I have a small squishy bump on my gums on the left side of my face. It is far up on my gums - almost in the crease between my cheek and my gums. It only hurts when I bump it. And nothing comes out of it like puss. My wisdom teeth were removed almost 12 years ago.
Avatar f tn But I'm undetectable now anyway. I have some gum problems but I wouldn't blame it on tx. I would say it is my age and lack of hygiene when I was a child. Two different dentists haven't treated me like a leper at all. I'm just another patient. We are not supposed to have surgery while on tx. We are supposed to get our teeth cleaned and caps and fillings can be done. Sounds like you are taking really good care of your teeth. Bone loss is another problem. Do you do weight bearing exercise?
Avatar n tn If it could be determined (and, can it be determined?) that the infection was due to the pocket and the pocket was a result of a poor fitting crown, do I have any recourse with my dentist?
Avatar n tn "putting an implant to sleep" means removing the stump on the implant, but leaving the implant itself in place and allowing the gum tissue to grow over it, thus "burying it" under the gum. again, the implant stays in the bone, it's just not going to be used anymore. in my humble opinion, if the implants are sound and properly aligned, and they are clean and maitaianable, you should not have to "bury" any of them.
Avatar m tn The abscess was caused by food that got into a pocket between his erupting wisdom tooth and gum (the gum got cleaned out). He was never unable to open his mouth or talk, so far no swollen lymph nodes or anything like that. His dentist originally said the infection was "minor" but I can't help but feel that it's a LOT more than minor if his cheek got irritated.
Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if there could be something lodged in there, like a piece of food that went into the pocket when the abutment was out or if an infection from the needle could result in such pain and difficult recovery and my big concern is if it still hurts and i still have this swollen area, when I get off the antibiotics, will it get even worse?
Avatar f tn Hi, Sounds as though there might be a dental pocket there. Plaque gets down between the tooth and the gum and causes inflammation. The plaque needs to be removed daily. Do you floss correctly? If not, that is probably the single most important thing you can do to help get that plaque out from the pocket area. Try flossing at least once a day. I think it will help. Everything you mention sounds like plaque getting down into a pocket.
317787 tn?1473362051 Thank you. I saw it earlier, looked like a pimple, I tried to pop it, then it grew bigger. My jaw is still hurting and I was told it was because they had to cut the gums to get the tooth out. The tooth only came to the gumline, I had lost the crown the day before and the tooth under was very decayed.
Avatar m tn Hi there, A dental examination and examination of your oral cavity is necessary for determining the cause of your symptoms. Any lump on gums can be caused by an infection, injury or canker sores. Another possibility is that it may be a cyst which is a small pocket filled with fluid .Mucoceles are a harmless, common condition resulting from the collection of clear fluid on the interior surface of the lip. See a doctor. Treatment will be specific based on the cause. Keep me posted.
Avatar n tn I decided to go on but the soreness later became more severe especially along the lower cheek and above the gum of the aforementioned tooth. Eventually approximately 45 days ago, a puss pocket formed above the tooth and the veneer on this tooth fell off. I went to the dentist and had a root canal on this tooth. Dentist remarked that the nerve was completely dead. I took another round of antibiotics for 10 days following the root canal.
Avatar n tn is worse than when I started (the off and on soreness in the gum pocket is constant and the tired feeling is worse and the tenderness near the top of the gum lin eis unchanged) . My dentist recommended surgical extraction of the tooth and getting a new partial with an extra tooth to replace the extracted molar. A tooth implant is a second option. At this stage I need to do something as the physical tiredness and constant irritation need to go.
Avatar m tn I could not afford her prices so I went to a cheap dentist, the guy is about 80 years old, and he was just going to do a couple of fillings at the gum line due to grinding but said he didn't even see the cavity the other one was talking about. He claimed she was just trying to rip me off. Now I have an infection with extreme pain from his simple fillings and he claims I'll need a root canal. He's not even sure which tooth...?
Avatar n tn HELP! For the past two years I have been getting painful recurring face infection (boil) on different parts of my face (my chin, above eye, on rim of ear, on skin just in front of earlobe... anywhere. I feel one coming on and I call in a perscription for Dicloxacillin 500 mg and take 4 a day (28 pills). It goes away and I am fine for 3 to 4 months and I get another one different place. The Dr.
Avatar n tn I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned. Could allergies have led to a sinus infection? Can the sinus infection cause dizziness and fatigue? Due to the holiday weekend I haven't been able to call my doctor, but after 3 prior visits he's never suggested sinuses to be a cause.
Avatar n tn The pain is coming from the bottom teeth just at the side where that pocket is between your cheek and gum it's about 2 or 3 teeth over from the front teeth. The gums are red and raw, puffed out a bit and stingy. It's sore almost like pizza burn but there is no puss or infection, gums bleed a little when I use floss but there is no tooth pain. It also feels wierd when I touch my tounge to that pocket of skin that is right beside the teeth. Did I burn it?