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Abcess on gum above tooth causing fever, headache. Solution?

hi i think i have an abcess but im unsure, I have a canine tooth in my gum that never came down into line i have had pain in it since yesterday but it has never bothered me before i have just noticed what i think mite be an abcess above the tooth on my gum nearly in line with my nose it is very painful every few hours and brings on temperature and headache
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there.....what is your age? the canine tooth usually erupts between 10-13 years.... In unerupted cases (impacted) or partially erupted canines , if infected or associated with developmental pathologies..a definitive swelling is seen clinically that extends from the base of your nostril to the side of the nose (obliteration of the nasolabial fold), if the erupting tooth is found bucally...If erupting palatally the swelling is seen over the palate....if the cystic lesion is very large then it is shown bucally as well as palatally....
what exactly did you mean by abscess???Abscess is something that is filled with you see any fluctuant swelling or any kind of discharge? if so it surely requires intervention...Fever is the first sign of defense the body exhibits during the inflammation or infection process...
Get yourself evaluated from your dental surgeon for clinical examination and management....
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to ask you that do inflammation & pus discharge in that tooth.
If yes than it can be abscess but to rule out you need to get complete diagnosis done by radiographic & clinical interpretation.Also get lymph nodes checked that whether they are palpable or not.
It can also be canine space infection..Also start with Tab Zerodol -SP thrice a day along with Tab Amclaid twice a day for 5 days.I would advise you to consult your dentist.

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Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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