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Suggest treatment for abscessed tooth

I was told years ago that I have an abscessed tooth and needed a root canal. I have had no work on this tooth. There is a small bump under the tooth on my gum line & occassionally it will get sore & I will burst it and floss & brush and it will be fine. The tooth never causes me any pain. Do I have any need for concern?
Fri, 21 Nov 2014
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Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The bump over the gums below the tooth is because of the abscess or collection of pus secondary to teeth or gum infection. Consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. If I am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take radiographs like RVG or IOPAR to rule out gum and teeth infection.
If it is a gum or teeth infection i would have prescribed a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole (if you are not allergic). Then i would have suggested to go for scaling and root planing for gum infection. RCT or extraction if it is a tooth infection.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Suggest treatment for abscessed tooth

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. The bump over the gums below the tooth is because of the abscess or collection of pus secondary to teeth or gum infection. Consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. If I am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take radiographs like RVG or IOPAR to rule out gum and teeth infection. If it is a gum or teeth infection i would have prescribed a course of antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole (if you are not allergic). Then i would have suggested to go for scaling and root planing for gum infection. RCT or extraction if it is a tooth infection. I hope my answer will help you, take care.