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What should I do as I accidently popped a hard bump above my tooth overnight ?

I have a hard bump on above my tooth it is a little bit red but I accidentally scratched it so i dont know It popped up over night. Can anyone help me?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
Hi, it may be a periapical abscess. It starts from an infection in the tooth. Please consult a dentist. Taking an X ray will determine whether it is a swelling in gums or the underlying bone. A complete oral examination is necessary for diagnosis. You may need a root canal treatment for the tooth. Take care!
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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You mean a swelling on the gum. Could be due to the injury from the scratch. IF you see yellowish discharge, and foul smell, its probably a boil . So medication will be needed.
If only blood and swelling, then its an injury. Rinse mouth with cold water frequently, swelling will reduce. Have semi soild food for 1-2 days.
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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