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How to treat a gum infection?

HI doctorm i had RCT 9 yrs before. at first stage i was feeling free of any problem. but for the last 3 years i have been suffering from an infection inside the gum beside that teeth. Its swollen there. some times it get burst and white liquid comes out. how can i cure it?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
immidiately go for a radiograph. probably u have developed one periapical lesion beneath that tooth. may be you have to go for periapical surgery.
this is a common phenomena patients sometimes stop root canal treatment after 1st sitting. as after that they dont feel any pain. but this way u may loose the tooth also. catch hold of a dentist also
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The infection in the root canal treated tooth can be because of the pockets around the tooth, this can be secondary to deposits. The other possible cause can be a irregular margin in the crown(if it is crowned) or over hanging restorations. if i am your treating doctor, i would have prescribed a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin 500mg and metronidazole 400mg tid for 5 days (if you are not allergic). Then I would have treated the tooth with scaling and root planing with bone grafting. If there is any defect in the crown or restoration, it has to be replaced. Consult a good periodontist and prosthodontist and get it treated.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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How to treat a gum infection?

immidiately go for a radiograph. probably u have developed one periapical lesion beneath that tooth. may be you have to go for periapical surgery. this is a common phenomena patients sometimes stop root canal treatment after 1st sitting. as after that they dont feel any pain. but this way u may loose the tooth also. catch hold of a dentist also