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Is Gum Disease Related With Infected Tooth And Lumps On Gum?

My friend has a problem - he thinks he has gum disease, and he's going to the Dentists' office ASAP. He wants to know what he has before though; here is the message he sent me.I think I'm going to loss my tooth. My gum has to be infected ( I didn't get it checked ) but there is a lump in the inside and I woke up fine and went to brush my teeth and there was pus on my tooth and my tooth is loose. I think I have gum disease.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014
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Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The loose tooth, lump and pus discharge can be because of the gum or tooth infection. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get a radiograph done to confirm the diagnosis. If it is because of tooth infection, then get the tooth treated with Root canal treatment.
If it is a gum infection, then get scaling and root planing done. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole combination. do saline gargling.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Is Gum Disease Related With Infected Tooth And Lumps On Gum?

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. The loose tooth, lump and pus discharge can be because of the gum or tooth infection. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get a radiograph done to confirm the diagnosis. If it is because of tooth infection, then get the tooth treated with Root canal treatment. If it is a gum infection, then get scaling and root planing done. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole combination. do saline gargling. I hope my answer will help you, take care.