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Bump on the gums, became pimple after taking tylenol, pain subsided. What could this be?

My daughter had a bump on her gums above a tooth .It s her eye tooth, I think. She complained about it hurting a few times. I gave her tylenol and the pain subsided. This bump became like a pimple . I put warm compresses on it and got stuff out. Tried to get her to rinse with mouthwash but she wouldn t, so I used a q-tip and rubbed it onto the bump. It is now gone. But when that went away she complained to me that it hurts on the other side, in the same area as theother did. There was a bump, up high in the gumline. It has since gone down lower.She has complained about it hurting a couple times for a little while.With tylenol the pain goes away.I put warm compresses on it to try to get the bump to go away. It hasn t yet...She is not omplaining of any pain. It only hutr when I touch it.What could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there....What is the age of your daughter? if her tooth is decayed , the infection spreads to the lower part of the tooth and manifests in the form of swelling -abscess that has pus filled in it....that is the reason why when pressure is applied the swelling subsides...Hot compressions are not indicated in infections and any swellings for that matters... heat increases the blood flow and results in increased swelling. Get her examined by your dental surgeon for further evaluation and management
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
firstly i request you to stop any any kind of self medication and self treatment, any unsterilized instrument induce infection which may lead to severe complications like septicaemia.
i believe as per your symptoms its gum abscess/ or periapical abscess .
they are mainly pus filled bumps caused due to infected tooth or gum.
kindly visit a dentist for a personal examination of the problem, with investigative x ray to rule out exact daignosis. drainage of pus and an antibiotic +analgesic course as prescribed by doctor.
till then you can rinse with half cup of Luke warm water + half tbs of salt in it, twice daily for 10 days.
NO HOT COMPRESS FROM OUTSIDE only warm saline rinsing is enough.

Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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