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Why am I having pus in the teeth ?

sir in my teeth pus is coming sinse 3 month
Asked On : Sun, 17 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
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Pus indicates infection, you problem needs thorough investigation and proper management, as pus from teeth is indicative of many diseases, like Periodontitis, Periodontal abscess, Endo-Perio or Perio-Endo Lesions, Anachorectic infections, Alveolar bone degenatation and many more. THough you probably just have Periodontitis, a propar diagnosis and course of management are required. Antibiotics alone WILL NOT HELP. Please consult a good Dentist.
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Ankit Aggarwal's  Response
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Pus from such a long duration signifies active lesion. most probably it is a periapical abscess with a sinus opening from where the pus is draining out. but it can also be due to periodontal abscess. you have to get yourself clinicaly examined and also for xray examination. then if the teeth can be preserved, then you will either have to go for RCT or Apicectomy or in case of periodontal examination - scaling, root planning and excision of periodontal abscess. if not worth preserving, extraction will help. in the meanwhile, go for Antibiotics ( amoxycillin 500mg three times a day , metronidazole 400mg three times a day along with painkiller if pain is also aong with pus discharge.

Wishing you speedy recovery
with best regards
Dr Ankit
Answered: Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Pus in teeth... means many tooth are infected, and this condition is commonly known as pyorrhea. In medical terms we call it periodontitis. This pus is due to degeneration of your gum tissues due to necrotic infection. But there is no need to panic, as it can be treated successfully. Consult your dentist today.
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Amol Gite's  Response
Pus is produced by action of bacteria signifying active infection. You will first have to start with antibiotics. A dentist with the help of an Xray can find the root involved, assessing the extent of damage, it might netd a root canal or apicectomy. However if the infection is involving multiple roots, multiple root canals have to be done or repeated if done earlier.
Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi garg,
i read your problem..........
pus is because infection has been spread to the teeth roots,in the absence of proper treatment.......
and this infection will damage you teeth and supporting structures.........
so i will suggest you please go to a specialist(endodontics),and go for complete examination.......
after examination follow all the given instructions,and follow a proper treatment for your oral health......
nothing to get worried
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 21 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
As per the details,Your gums are affected with periodontal infection which has progressed into periodontal abscess.
This may be due to-
Poor oral hygiene.
systemic diseases like diabetes,epilepsy,auto-immune diseases.
plaque and calculus deposition.
I would suggest you to-
get scaling and root planning done.
bone grafting and splinting has to be done in case of bone loss.
maintain good oral hygiene.The abscess has to be drained and curetted.
Meanwhile,avoid intake of hot/spicy/cold foods.
Brush your teeth using soft-bristled toothbrush.
Visit the dentist and get it evaluated.
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,
Pus is somewhat advanced stage of infection, as the infection proceeds, microbes gather and death of defender cell happens along with microbes which turns as pus.
So, don't what to turn into some serious issue, rather go and get it checked by dentist.

Thank you
Answered: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
there are two probable reasons for pus discharge from a tooth
1.carious lesion in tooth which has infected pulp and subsequently periapical abscess is formed
2.gingivitis in its advanced stages where gingival abscess is formed
endo-perio or perio-endo lesion may result

in you case its its most possible that you have had a gingival abscess which has tranformed into a periodontal abscess due to lack of treatment and increased infection levels
so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get a radiograph done and accordingly go for scaling/currettage or root canal treatment or extraction of tooth
in the meanwhile to reduce infection you can take following medications
1.levofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for 5 days
2.metronidazole 400 mg twice daily for 3 days
3.combiflame twice daily for 3 days
hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Prachi Mishra's  Response
HELLO
PUS FORMATION INDICATES INFECTION...NOW THE INFECTION CAN BE IN YOUR TOOTH PULP OR PERIDONTIUM( TOOTH LIGAMENTS AND BONEY SOCKET AROUND YOUR TOOTH) ,OR GINGIVA ( GUMS).
3 MONTHS TIME IS QUITE LONGER.. YOU SHOULD CONSULT A DENTAL SURGEON AND GET AN X RAY DONE FOR THAT REGION ..ALSO YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY START ANTIBIOTICS AND PAIN KILLERS... MAY BE YOUR TOOTH REQUIRES ROOT CANAL TREATMENT OR SCALING AND ROOT PLANING OR EVEN EXTRACTION..IF ALMOST ALL TEETH ARE AFFECTED I THINK YOU SHOULD ALSO GO FOR A GENERAL CHECK UP AS WELL....

THANK YOU
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
hello
thank you for writing in HCM forum
pus is the sign of infection
now it can be due to periapical pathology related to tooth or pyorrhea
cause can be confirmed only after clinical examination
visit a dentist soon , you have to start with antibiotics under prescription
get the necessary treatment done
meanwhile start with warm saline rinses
maintain god oral hygiene
for any doubt , write us back
take care
regards
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
Pus is an indication of infection. Pus could be due to infection of any particular tooth. A dentist should be consulted and treatment for the same should be obtained.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
HI DEAR , PUS IS THE CAUTION FOR INFECTION AND YOU MUST CONSULT A DENTIST , THERE CAN BE A VARIETY OF REASONS FOR THIS PUS FORMATIONS, MAY BE THERE IS GINGIVITIS, CARIOUS LESIONS , POCKETING OR PERICORONITIS , CONTACT A DENTIST TO GET THE REASON OF INFECTION. TILL THE APPOINTMENT YOU CAN USE WARM SALINE GARGLES FOR PART TIME RELIEF AND TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF INFECTION TO THE ADJACENT TEETH.
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. M Hasan's  Response
you should write in detail along with outher symptom...
anyway...if pus coming through tooth than a dentist may consider extraction, RCT with crown,.apicectomy,...etc etc...depand on clinical and radiographic finding
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Himanshu Govil's  Response
Hello Mr. Garg,

Please provide some more history in detail regarding pain/tooth location/condition of tooth/decay.
3 months time as provided by you suggests a chronic case with a draining sinus.
Please consult your dentist as early as possible & get that tooth treated before it exaggerates into an acute case.

Hope this helps.

Get well soon.

With Regards,

Dr. Himanshu Govil
Gurgaon
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
pus is indicative of infection... it can be due to periodontitis (gum infection), abscess (gum or tooth infection), or endo perio lesions...
proper clinical examination is required...
for gum infections, scaling, root planing and curettage are required...
in case of tooth infection, root canal treatment is required...
in case of endo perio lesions, both above mentioned procedures are required...
alongwith this, have proper course of antibiotics also... and do warm saline rinses 4-5 times per day...
hope it will help you...
take care...
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Welcome to healthcaremagic.

Flow of pus from the teeth usually caused due to-deep caries or periodontal infection spread into underlying tissues.

I would suggest you get a clinical check-up done.

If there is periodontal infection,thorough scaling as well as drainage and curettage of abscess has to be done.

If there is deep caries,tooth has to be either root canal treated or extracted depending on severity of lesion.

Take amoxycillin as well as metronidazole tablets to relieve underlying infection.

Maintain oral care.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that you have developed Peridontitis.
I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get the checkup done take an OPG radiograph.
Go for complete mouth scaling, polishing and curettage.
Take a course of antibiotics, analgesics and metronidazole under the prescription of your Dentist.
If the tooth are infected go for root canal therapy.
At home take lukewarm saline and lukewarm saline rinses.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Regards.
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello,
when there is pus it is an indicator of severe infection, consult a dentist as soon as possible and get treated before it worsens. most probably your gums may be affected. treat it soon. take care
Answered: Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
hello,
as pus is there so this indicates infection of some kind.... either you are having some carious tooth near the pus discharge area or there is gingival infection. Also many a times pus discharge is an indication of bone infection. So better visit a dentist and get xrays done to rule out these conditions...
take care...
Answered: Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
heelo
thanx for health care magic
well pus coming out then u should consult some dentist becz its important to know from where pus is coming out ..where the absecc is formed or there is some pocket so u immediatelyt contact dentist
Answered: Tue, 19 Apr 2011
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