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How to treat a gum abscess spreading to the cheeks?

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Answered by

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At April 27, 2019
Reviewed AtMay 10, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an abscess on my top left gum that is now spreading to my cheeks. I am 19. I had an abscess in the same place at 10 or other young age. Last time I went to the dentist they did not do the cleaning in the first appointment so I did not get one, but wisdom teeth removal was suggested. I have good teeth, bad gums. Also cracked my teeth when younger. So one of my two front teeth has a fake bottom (do not know if that is relevant). I do use a gel and just learned that it could be contributing.

Answered by Dr. Tooba Qazi


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Immediately start with these medicines. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Gramex 400 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Brufen 400 mg twice a day or thrice a day if the pain is severe for five days. Moreover, take some mustard oil or olive oil, put 1/4th teaspoon of salt in it. Make a paste and put it on gum line having the infection. Do it three times a day for three days. When swelling regress, put this paste on gums before sleeping. And start saline water mouth rinses. Take a 1/4th teaspoon of salt in lukewarm water and do its rinses 4 to 5 times a day for two weeks.

And you must know this will only subside infection for some time but will go permanently after getting treatment from the dentist. Stay happy and blessed. Give me followup after three days.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Tooba Qazi
Dr. Tooba Qazi


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