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What are the causes of a lump on the gum that sometimes lets out pus?


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2012-05-24 06:53:28
2012-05-24 06:53:28

That would be a periapical abscess. The tooth it is associated with is dead, you should have a root canal or extraction a.s.a.p. Waiting too long will allow the recurrent infection to break down the bone supporting the tooth and the long term prognosis of a root canal will be diminished. Having a long standing recurrent infection can also cause numerous other systemic problems and risk blood sepsis if the infection is released into the blood stream. Go to your Dentist, get an X-ray.

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What causes this depends on how long it is since the tooth was removed. Sometimes the dentist leaves behind a small piece of the tooth enamel. This will slowly work its way out, and will be felt as a lump under the surface of the gum. It will eventually come out completely (usually within 3 or 4 months) and this is usually pretty much painless. Another possibility is scar tissue. But if the tooth has been gone more than 4 months, have a check up.


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