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Gums separating from tooth. Oozing blood and pus, swollen

Behind my lower right tooth(my last tooth) it appears my gum is separating from my tooth. It started off as feeling if something was stuck like a popcorn kernel. I looked at it today with a tooth pick and when I poked it, blood and pus came out. That relieved some discomfort but it still feels swollen. I can like lift up my gums and sort of see what is under there.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.

You are suffering from periodontal disease.
You can go for scaling, root planing, Topical antibiotics are generally the treatment of choice. They can include antibiotic mouth rinses or insertion of threads and gels containing antibiotics in the space between your teeth and gums or into pockets after deep cleaning.

Surgical procedure include Flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery), Soft tissue grafts, Bone grafting, Guided tissue regeneration, Enamel matrix derivative application.

Wishing you good health.
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Periodontal pocket occurs when the sulcular depth increases and apical migration of junctional epithelium takes place. Loss of attachment, bone loss, plaque and calculus deposits, bad breath, swollen gums occur with periodontal pocket. Recession of gums, bleeding gums also occur in case of periodontal pocket. Pathological migration along with furcation involvement may also occur in case of periodontitis. Inadequate oral hygiene of patient leads to plaque and calculus deposits around teeth and leads to periodontal pocket formation. You need to get dental cleaning and root planning done for treatment of periodontal pocket. Maintain good oral hygiene to avoid plaque and calculus deposits around back molar. Brush and floss and also use a mouth wash to remove deposits around teeth. To reduce swelling of gums, you can do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day.
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