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I have deep pocket near my last tooth and it smells and bleeds. Is surgery necessary ?

I have a deep pocket formed near my last tooth which bleeds and smells badly.What tablets or what type of surgery to be done?
Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
It should be examined by a dentist. A scaling around the tooth would remove deposits in the pocket. If the problem is constant then it is better to get it removed.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
hello,
the "pocket" can be either due to caries between your last tooth and the one before it or it can be an infetion of your gum.... please visit your dentist and get an xray done for it... looking at the condition of your tooth and the bone support a treatment plan will be suggested to you..
take care..
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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The pocket in tooth with bad smell is because of infection of tooth that is the reason it bleeds .Please consult a Dental surgeon who will examine you and prescribe soma antibiotic which will control the infection and after that the dental surgeon will decide whether the tooth should be extracted or it can be conserved by doing a filling.Please consult and discuss with a Dental surgeon.
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