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Swollen bump on gum line inside mouth, issues with tooth, foul smell, liquid oozes. What is the cause?

Hi I have a swollen bump on gum line under my left side of mouth, it's under my tooth that I've had problems with the tooth had decayed and only half of it fell off since I've had problems eating bad smell of tooth and alot of pain now this bump has formed when I put much pressure on this swollen area some brownish liquid came out of exposed area of tooth I can feel the bump when I touch my cheek and is very sensitive please help
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

After reading your history i suspect you have developed a periodontal abscess in relation to an infected tooth, infection in the tooth has spread the the surrounding tissues leading to formation of abscess which is drained in the lump.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist get the checkup done take an x-ray of the tooth, drainage of abscess is requires treatment will be either RCT or extraction of the tooth.
Take a complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sushma Rajesh's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand that you are having problem with your left tooth [ upper or lower?] You have mentioned yourself that tooth has chipped off and been causing trouble since long. It is better that you visit a dentist you will put on medication and assess your tooth. An xray is needed to know if the tooth can be saved by a root canal treatment or needs to be extracted. The bump which you feel is an abscess and it is actually collection of pus due to long standing infection.
I advise you to see a dentist immediately. Meanwhile lukewarm saline rinses will help you.

Take Care

Dr.Sushma Rajesh
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
The bump and liquid discharge is due to the abscess developed under the decayed tooth.
A dentist can diagnose the condition and plan the treatment.
The pus has to be drained thro'root canal treatment.
If decay has progressed aggressively,and tooth cannot be saved,then it has to be extracted.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics too.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Get dental check-up in every 6 months.
Gargle frequently using warm saline rinse.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
The bump and liquid discharge is due to the abscess developed under the decayed tooth.
A dentist can diagnose the condition and plan the treatment.
The pus has to be drained thro'root canal treatment.
If decay has progressed aggressively,and tooth cannot be saved,then it has to be extracted.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics too.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Get dental check-up in every 6 months.
Gargle frequently using warm saline rinse.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Tarush Thakur's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing,

My first advise to you is , you should be more careful with the teeth and show them to the dentist in the early stages of decay. The more you delay, the more problems are going to be associated with it.

As half of your decayed tooth has fallen of, it has created an easy pathway for the bacteria to travel beneath your tooth. There is certainly a infection which can be seen as a "swollen bump" on the gum line.

I recommend you to visit a dentist at the earliest. He will have to prescribe you antibiotics to control the infection. Chances of saving the tooth can only be judged after having a look at it, which your dentist will decide. X-ray for the tooth will be taken and all possibilities considered.

Stay healthy,
Thank you.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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