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Pus and foul odor through mouth, lump in the throat, frequent headache. Have a crown on premolar with pus filled pocket. Remedy?

I have a pus smell coming from my mouth and a bad smell with my breath. I have a lump like in my throat which cannot be swollowed down I often get a headache in my left frontal part of my head. I have a crown fitted on my left pre molar and there is a pocket also there which has a pus smell But I have been having this for about 3 ore 4 years
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics 's  Response

the pus smell is obviously due to pus formation in your gums.

this chronic infection has led to localized lymph gland swelling which is feeling like a lump.

headache is also due to inflammation and infection in your gums.

the best way to get rid of this problem is to get the proper and immediate treatment .get the dental

OPG done .OPG will give the dentist an idea about the bone level around your teeth . then ask your dentist to draw the prognosis and decide where to perform periodontal surgery and which teeth require extraction.

dont postpone the much needed treatment.

take care.

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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
according to the history presented by i cannot provide you with an exact diagnosis as your oral cavity needs to be checked clinically first.
you have not mentioned which premolar is it(1st or 2nd, upper or lower).
i assume that a pocket present with respect to the premolar is responsible for the pus and foul smell.
i would suggest you to visit your dentist so that x-ray can be clicked to rule out the cause ,
presence of periodontal pocket adjacent to the tooth can severe the tooth , therefore kindly visit the dentist soon.
i would recommend, warm saline rinses(3-4times/day), until you visit a dentist.
i wish you good health.
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