Gingival abscess

What is Gingival abscess?

A Periodontal abscess (also termed lateral abscess, or parietal abscess), is a localized collection of pus (i.e. an abscess) within the tissues of the periodontium. It is a type of dental abscess. A periodontal abscess occurs alongside a tooth, and is different from the more common periapical abscess, which represents the spread of infection from a dead tooth (i.e. which has undergone pulpal necrosis). To reflect this, sometimes the term "lateral (periodontal) abscess" is used. In contrast to a periapical abscess, periodontal abscesses are usually associated with a vital (living) tooth. Abscesses of the periodontium are acute bacterial infections classified primarily by location.

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i have a bump on my gum line in the back by my molars and it notices today that it oozed a little so i went home and brushed my teeth with hyrogen...

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The discharge from a bump on the gum may be due to abscess formed at the area.

The abscess arised due to many factors-...

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I have a Gum Abscess, how can i treat this? It is quite soft to the touch and has swollen profusely but retains normal gum color. My side of my...

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Hello, Welcome Thanks for consulting HCM,
I have gone through your query, as you have mentioned that you have swollen gums it is due to Subgingival...

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I have recently had a bout with gingivitis . I have not gone for my deep pocket cleaning due to the cost. Now I noticed a lesion or sore forming on...

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Thank you for the query.
According to the history it suggests you have developed periodontal abscess or gingival abscess .
Infection in the...

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