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Posted by: Lisa | 2018/07/18

Q.

Pus pocket in gum

I went for my dental check up and the dentist discovered that I has a pus pocket in my gum above one of my molars. The molar has a filling. He gave me two options extraction or a root canal. I have lost a considerable amount of gum bone where the tooth is situated and as a result it is already mobile. With extraction he said the gap could cause the teeth next to it to move and become mobile. With the root canal he said they is a 75% chance that the pus would not return but it could reoccur. I obviously don't want to extract but with the chance that the pus pocket could return I feel a bit hopeless. At the moment it seems to have drained but during the day it feels a bit prominent. Are there other sustainable options to get rid of the pus pocket?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert
- 2018/07/18

No these are the 2 options available in this case- root canal treatment or extraction.

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