A Lump On The Gums That Is Accompanied By Pus?
Good afternoon, I’m 21 years old Irva and I want to ask. I have a problem with the gum in the cavity, which is swollen until there is a small white part of the lump. after each meal, the lump in the gums gets bigger and feels uncomfortable, sometimes it hurts and doesn’t. A week ago I went to the dentist only to be given amoxicillin and paracetamol as a tooth reliever, even though at that time my teeth did not hurt. After I was given the medicine, I drank until after the medicine but the lumps still persisted. Last Tuesday I went to the dentist again, but the doctor was not there because he was taking care of his brother’s death. If you have done this, what kind of action should you take? Sorry for interrupting the time. Previously, thank you for reading.
Hi Irva, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
A lump on the gums that is accompanied by pus in the lump (white-white visible inside the lump), possibly caused by an abscess on the gum (gingival abscess). Abscess is the formation of a pocket filled with pus in a tissue that occurs due to infection. Basically an abscess cannot heal on its own, even antibiotics cannot always cure an abscess. If antibiotics alone cannot cure the abscess, then further action is usually required in the form of incision and drainage of the abscess, which is to cut a little of the skin above the lump and drain the pus in it. After this procedure the antibiotics are given again.
You should immediately see a dentist. If indeed one dentist is unavailable or not practicing, you can try to find another dentist. If you want to wait for your dentist, you can take pain relievers such as paracetamol to help relieve your pain temporarily. You can also help relieve pain by gargling with salt water. A cold compress on the outside of the cheek where the gums are sore can also help relieve swelling and pain. Make sure you keep your mouth and teeth clean with a toothbrush regularly, but be careful when brushing your teeth around the swelling on your gums.
Here are articles that you can read about gum abscesses
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