Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Hi I am 37 years old and being treated for

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - July 2014
July 2014
User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Practicing since : 2007
Answered : 3318 Questions
Question
Hi I am 37 years old and being treated for an abscessed tooth. The gum under my tongue is swollen and red, and I have a yellow bump. Is this part of the abscess or something else? I have a dentist appointment Friday morning.
Posted Fri, 1 Dec 2017 in Dental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
gum or tooth infection, abscess, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the swelling is concerned, I have the following possibilities.
it can be a gum or tooth infection that has lead to the formation of an abscess. Nothing to be panic, consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. If i am your treating doctor i would have prescribed a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole combination(if you are not allergic ).
I hope I have answered your query. If you have any queries reply me back. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Hi I am 37 years old and being treated for 38 minutes later
I am on amoxicillin for 5 days now so I shouldn't worry and everything will be alright until Friday? will they still do dental work or will they have to wait until it goes away?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Go ahead with the treatment

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your reply. If you have already started with a course of antibiotics, then you can get the treatment started. They dont have to wait till the swelling subsides. Once the treatment is started the swelling will come down. You can go ahead with the treatment.
I hope I have answered your query. Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor