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Gum infection that is swollen with a little puss and blood. Child has heart defect. Life threatening ?

my daughter who has a heart defect recently developed a gum infection that is swollen with a little puss and blood . It does drain eventually. My dentist keeps treating it like its not an emergency, is it???? She is currently on antiobiotics and is waiting to see a specialist on Aug. 21. I cant stop worrying. Can this be life threatening??? Been going on for about a week now!
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Oral and teeth infections should be treated promptly with antibiotics for appropriate duaration as untreated infections in patients with congenital heart defects may be a source for the infective endocrditis.
As she is currently on antibiotic, nothing to worry.
But consult the Pediatrician for further examination and specific management.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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