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Gums filled with puss and blood

Dr one of my aunt,who is 43 yr old often get a boil in her gums filled with puss and blood, if she prick that boil all puss and blood will come out bt after some time again it will be filled. It is nt at all paining and ter is only one boil at the extreme end of the gum in right side with past one yr.She also took some tablets bt nothing happened.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pus is developed due to periodontal infection of the associated tooth.
A thorough clinical as well as x-ray evaluation is required to diagnose the disease.
Pricking the pus is not a permanent solution .
The pus has to be drained thro;drainage and curettage of abscess.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily and rinse your mouth after every meals.
Also monitor your blood-sugar level to monitor diabetes mellitus.
Include vitamin-c rich fruits into your diet.
Take plenty of water and fluids too.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pus is developed due to periodontal infection of the associated tooth.
A thorough clinical as well as x-ray evaluation is required to diagnose the disease.
Pricking the pus is not a permanent solution .
The pus has to be drained thro;drainage and curettage of abscess.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily and rinse your mouth after every meals.
Also monitor your blood-sugar level to monitor diabetes mellitus.
Include vitamin-c rich fruits into your diet.
Take plenty of water and fluids too.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Gum boil can be due to chronic infection in the tooth, you need to visit the Dentist infected tooth has to be identified by taking an x-ray of the tooth and RCT has to be performed.

It can also occur due poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, physical or chemical trauma caused by hot food stuffs.

After clinical examination if it is due to gum overgrowth it can be excised surgically followed by the course of antibiotics and analgesics.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hello dear
According to the information provided by you it seems that the tooth on extreme right side is infected and the pus collected around its root end comes from that boil if punctured.It will be better to consult a dentist and go for either root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth.In the mean while warm saline rinses will help.
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Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
its probably just an infection, rinse your mouth with salty water, but you will probably need to go to the dentist to get a prescription for an antibiotic!
When a dentist sees the patient, he or she will typically use X-rays to look for any underlying tooth infection and may drain the boil to offer some relief.
Sometimes, gumboils occur if a person has a piece of food imbedded in the root of a tooth. These may resolve when the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and the irritant removed. Dentists do say that the abscess should be taken seriously, since they can very often mean a tooth is endangered without treatment.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM

I would like to tell you that gum boil can be due to some chronic infection in tooth or it can be due to improper oral hygiene that leads to deposition of tartar.
You need to consult your dentist & rule out the cause.
Get it treated accordingly.

Try to maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Your clinical history suggests you have developed a Gum boil or gingival abscess.

It is caused due poor oral hygiene ,improper brushing and flossing that leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.

It presents with symptoms of redness , bleeding gums , swelling , pain ,recession and sensitivity.

It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi there
thanks for asking your query


gum boils have two most common reason,one is extensive caries lesion in tooth leading to tooth abscess and secondly deep periodonal pocket that starts with gingival inflamation due to plaque and tartar accumulation.

consult a dentist for evaluatin of cause,if he find your tooth hopeful he will do root canal followed by gingival surgery if deep pocket is present,else tooth will be extracted

meanwhile gargle with saine water,use antiseptic mouth wash,maintain good oral hygiene
thanks
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
The gum boil which has appeared is due to an infection of a tooth. The tooth has to be identified and treatment - RCT or extraction has to be done so that it resolves.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
Hello,

the boil is probably a chronic periapical. Sometimes a tooth gets decayed but may not be painful. Ask your aunt to go for an X ray of the tooth and go for proper dental treatment. The tooth may need root canal treatment with apicectomy if the infection is chronic.

take care..
Answered: Mon, 2 May 2011
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  User's Response
Your aunt must be having some infected teeth in relation to the particular area of the mouth where the boil is forming. The infection must be of low grade origin that is why it is not giving any trouble. Taking of pills will not help the cause as the root cause of infection is in the infected tooth or gums. Get her teeth examined and get the affected teeth treated appropriatly.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, the boil is most probably a chronic periapical abscess with a molar. Sometimes a tooth gets decayed but may not be painful at all. Please ask your aunt to go for an X ray of the offending tooth and go for proper dental treatment. The tooth may need root canal treatment with apicectomy if the infection is chronic. Taking antibiotics will only give temporary relief but will not cure the infection.The dentist will be able to explain and carry out the procedure. Take care!
Answered: Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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