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I have had a slight infection above one of the back teeth. Some thick liquid discharge is there

Hello, I have had a slight infection above one of the back teeth. Eventually white and sometimes thick liquid leaked out. I had assumed it was the infection coming out. This has stopped but now it almost appears like bone coming through the gum. It is about 1/8 and jagged. What is this? a hardened part of the infection?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Arthur,
An X-ray is needed to make a proper diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is established only then treatment can be initiated.
Please consult your dental surgeon at your earliest.
Thanks & Take care

Answered: Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, it may be an abscess or a broken part of the tooth root. Please go for a complete oral examination. The tooth may need to be treated with root canal treatment with an apicectomy or it may need to be extracted depending on the severity and prognosis of the treatment. Take care!
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