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Problem with upper left gums, abscess drained out and bleeding, grown bigger. What can this be?

Hi, My daughter has been to the dentist and is having problem with her upper left gum. Supposedly she has an absess. She has done 3 rounds of antibiotics . it has not taken out the selling puffy jelly bean size lump. She had gone to the dentist again to have it drained. They said it had gone hard and would only bleed . Now it has gotten bigger She had gone to have it pulled but the tapped on the tooth , no pain. They didn t pull it and now has to see an oral surgeon. The e-ray only shows what a previous dentist had done by drilling to deep and messin up the nerve. She will see the surgeon tomorrow. (she has been dealing with this for about 3 or so weeks now) What should she be doing now?? And any ideas what this could be??
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would like to inform you that your daughter has been suffering from the tooth problem for quite a while now and it has become chronic, and as you said the swelling has become hard, i would recommend its better to visit an oral surgeon as the tooth might go for extraction.
swelling is getting bigger because , infection has spread to the sorrounding tissue, therefore do not delay the appointment with dentist.
Also ,do not apply warm compresses over the area,
ask your daughter to use an antibacterial mouth rinse(3-4times/day).
i wish her good health.
Answered: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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