Oral Health

Question
Posted by: dee | 2009/03/11

Q.

absess

morning,

please help, i had an absess on my tooth, after serious pain killers and lots of opain it went away. now i have huge lump on gum near tooth??? its not painful and medical aid wont cover
what can i do to get rid of it, is it the absess that has moved??
thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

The absces will recur if not treated.
The abscess could be on the next tooth or it could have gotten larger.
You need to have the tooth extracted or a root canal done on it- taking antibiotics and pain killers will not solve the problem.

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