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What is this pus after removal of tooth ?

I had a tooth removed 3 weeks ago and now there i a big pus ball were my tooth was can i pop it I have this big bubble from my tooth bein removed and its on top of my gums where the old tooth was, its saturday so no dentist . what can i do
Asked On : Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking query,
According to explanation it seems your are having periapical abscess in relation to the tooth which was extracted.
This need to be drained and proper curettage need to be done, you should visit your dentist for this.
Take tab amoxclav 625mg twice a day , tab ketrolac dt 10 mg thrice a day,
gargle with warm saline water 3 to 4 times a day .use chlorhexidine mouthwash.
hope this will help you.

Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
According to your history given, suggests you had abscess in the teeth which you got extracted . Any chronic standing infection if not removed thoroughly or if no proper curettage is done there are chances of reoccurance , which happened in our case.So now the abscess should be drained and curettage should be done and irrigated with betadine and saline, followed by a course of antibiotics and analgesics. Take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
As even after extraction there is pus means there was not a complete removal of infection. After removal of grossly carious tooth usually curette of socket is done with adequate saline irrigation, if not done than infection may persist.
Secondly one check x-ray is required whether complete tooth removal was done or some piece is remaining.
in the mean time you have to start up with amoxycilline 500 mg TDS, metrogyl 400 mg TDS and painkiller like ibuprofen. (SOS).
thanks & take care
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Mallayya Pujari's  Response
It is usually seen that in case of a chronic tooth infection or a periodontal infection, there will be a pus at the ends of the roots. So, once tooth is extracted, you need to throughly currette it out and irrigate the canals with betadine solution and saline.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
The tooth you have got extracted was infected with abscess draining to underlying tissues .reoccurence of pus shows that there are remnants of tooth like root pieces left back or the socket was not curreted and flushed properly after extraction. visit a dentist and check for the above things and get the abscess drained and curreted nicely followed by a pressure gauze. you need an antibiotic course of augmentin and NSAID's for 3 days and mouth rinsing with antiseptic mouth wash like betadine. i hope that helps, take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history i suspect that you have an abscessed tooth which was extracted.
Recurrence of the pus can be due to remnants of root pieces left in the socket to rule out this you need to visit the Dentist and get an x-ray done.
Get the extraction socket drained and curretted nicely by the Dentist.
Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Regards....
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello,

the pus after removing the tooth is due to the abscess present already beneath the tooth.

after extraction of tooth,the pus within the abscess has started draining.

take complete course of antibiotics to prevent any superinfection.

please maintain good oral hygiene.
regards
dr.bindiya
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anjana's  Response
The pus ball over the extraction site might be due to in adequte curettage after procedure you must visit your dentist for the dressing of your wound as soon as possible untile then you can have warm saline gargle and take pain killer if needed.
Answered: Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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