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Punctured gum abscess, pus relieved, had lumpy blood on squirting. Alarming?

I punctured a gum abscess so I could push the bump and relieve the puss, done it before and goes away after a while, this one has been a while and upon pushing hard at the top of my gum, lumpy blood squirted out. I could feel the lumps come out so did it with a cloth and it was like a cluster of blood lumps. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome ,

Gum abscess often reoccur even after puncturing manually. It is bacterial infection of the gums due to deposition of plaque,food debris or improper oral hygiene if not treated in time it does spread to the adjacent gums and underlying bone.

It needs clinical evaluation so i suggest you to visit a dentist and get the abscess drained and excised along with the infected tissue and get it packed in position.

you need deep scaling of gums and root planing followed by a course of antibiotic to avoid the reoccurence and to maintain good periodontal health.

take care.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Yes, this condition requires to attend as early as possible. Gingival abscess with repeated infection in the same area may lead to loss of underlying bone which in turn will lead to mobility of the teeth. So get an x-ray done to rule out the area affected or extent of boneloss or infection. This has to be treated by draining the abscess followed by closed curettage or open curettage of the gingiva and a course of antibiotic and analgesics.
Hope this helps you.
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